A new series here on CB: T-Mac’s Limited Vocabulary, a feature to point out, well, Tom McCarthy’s limited use of the dictionary. Sometimes he just seems limited in his word choices, perhaps because he’s pulling from a limited depth of knowledge. I don’t know, really, it just seems like there are limits to what he has to say.
Last night (as the Phillies were in the midst of squandering a scoring opportunity with two men on and no outs), Ty Wigginton Giroux’d Mets catcher Josh Thole on a close play at the plate.
Wigginton’s left shoulder connected squarely with Thole’s jaw, sending the catcher to the ground, where he laid, prone, in a lifeless heap for almost a minute.
Naturally, Tom McCarthy, using the only tools he has at his disposal, words, was unable to describe the scene:
Well, at least he didn’t go with heckuva or dandy. But wobbly doesn’t quite work here.
In other news (and the very obvious joke here): Ty Wigginton will be hearing from Brendan Shanahan right… about… now.