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Postby Compsella » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:19 pm

When your opponent's normally crappy pitcher or hitter suddenly is playing like a legendary player. You are suffering from Ruthenasia (for hitters) or Matthewsonitis (for pitchers) when you start comparing them.


"Nice. I'm facing Jeff "Koufax" Francis and his 8IP 3H 7Ks against the Red Sox. Wonderful."

"So Nick Hundley suddenly turned into Johnny Bench against Kershaw. Whoop-dee-freakin'-doo!!!!"

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Re: Ruthenasia/Matthewsonitis

Postby Grey » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:21 pm

Hmm... I'll run it by Rudy.
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Re: Ruthenasia/Matthewsonitis

Postby Rudy Gamble » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:25 pm

I like the concept and the nod to two of the members of the HOF inaugural class but the terms don't work for me.

Ruthenasia sound like when a formerly great player needs to be put to sleep. Matthewsonitis just doesn't work.

I don't have a better term yet. Will have to think about it. Open to other suggestions.

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Re: Ruthenasia/Matthewsonitis

Postby Compsella » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:29 pm

Cool. Yeah, certainly open to your ideas on the name, but there has to be a term for this.

Your thought for Ruthenasia is funny. A few years ago it seemed like David Ortiz was suffering from Ruthenasia, but he snapped out of it.

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