Ruthenasia/Matthewsonitis

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Compsella
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Ruthenasia/Matthewsonitis

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.

Examples:

"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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