Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Stats Can't Measure Big Baby Getting Hit By A Car
The unquestionable highlight of the C's in Rome so far has been Big Baby's journal for the Herald. And let me say, I am getting scared for the guy. First he if forced to chow down a whole octopus, and now he has gotten hit by a car. What could be next? We should probably just send him to England now to avoid further troubles. Spears writes today about how Baby is having to start all over again, and if you want shades of Ryan Gomes two years ago, this is it. Be surprised if Baby gets any serious burn early in the season, as Glenn buries him on the bench, quite possibly with no good reason. Rondo was their best player in the preseason last year, and still proceeded to play minimally when the season began, so it will probably be hard for Baby to avoid the bench unless Pollard and Scal both get hit by cars and are actually hurt.
In less entertaining news, Holly has come out with his season previews for every team (Insider, unfortunately.) He has the Celtics pegged at 51-31, good for third in the East. I am obviously a big fan of Holly, but his season predictions always seem a little too statistically based for my liking. For instance, he has Houston at 61-21 and Chicago at 55-27 - I can't actually see Houston approaching that win total, and we've already discussed the Bulls enough. Holly gives "the Celtics have the worst bench in the league, hands down" argument - one that bothers him a whole lot more than it bothers me. Even if we do have the worst bench, we got three fucking big stars; who else can say that but Phoenix? Of course I would have written for weaknesses that we have the worst coach, hands down. And that is why I will be surprised if we get to 51 wins.
Posted by Tim Grimes at 11:01 AM