Funny that you guys were talking about the smartest hitter in baseball. Today Peter Gammons was on Mike Francessa, and he said the smartest hitter was Cabrera, and he started asking GMs for their answer to the question, and he stopped at 10 because they all had the same exact answer.
As miserable as this Jays season has been so far, I fucking love Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion. Two very good hitters, signed to long-term at a silly team-friendly price. I enjoy every time these two come up to the plate.
MLB Umpires are f'kin' morons. Brett Lawrie had TWO brutal strikes against him. and then a third one that was called a strike which would normally be called a ball but since Brett walked away from the plate after the second strike call, he called the third one a strike too. So he puts the helmet and the bat down and throws his glove in the same direction and he throws Lawrie out. All because of his ego.
EDIT - Brett had no idea he had been thrown out because he walked away without saying anything to the ump. He was walking to third base when he was being thrown out...