God Forbid You Clog Up The Bases, Harold 

No, that's not the title of a long-lost Pink Floyd album. It's a reference to a jaw-dropping rant ESPN's Harold Reynolds made against the popularity of on-base percentage. Reynolds argued OBP was overrated with the example of Frank Thomas, who last year reached base frequently but scored relatively few runs. Thomas, in Reynolds's estimation, is a base-clogger (as opposed to a base clogger).

So your jaw can plunge as precipitously as mine did, please visit the Futility Infielder site of Jay Jaffe, who actually Tivoed (Tivo'ed? Tivo'd?) the Baseball Tonight episode in question and transcribed Reynolds' rap.


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