Friday, July 24, 2009

SI Insults Happ While Complimenting Him

Turn to page 15 of the latest edition of Sports Illustrated (July 27, 2009 with Tim Tebow on the cover) and you'll see the name of one J.A. Happ in the Who's Hot Who's Not section, rightfully on the Hot side:

J.A. Happ
The rookie lefty looks like an ace in the making for the Phillies: After beating the Marlins on Sunday he was 7-0 with a 2.68 ERA. What's next? There are rumors he could be part of a package deal for Toronto's Roy Halladay
(page 24). "I like pitching here," Happ said. "I want to be known as a guy they can count on."

One problem … an arrow next to Happ's name points to a photo of what should presumably be J.A. Happ, the 26-year-old lefty for the Philadelphia Phillies. However, that photo is not Happ. It is of this guy (although not the actual photo they use, my office's copier won't work):

That's Jack Taschner, who you all remember as being that shitty lefthanded reliever from earlier in the year that desperately made us count down the days until J.C. Romero's suspension was over (get well soon, J.C.).

So note to Sports Illustrated:

J.A. Happ

Not J.A. Happ

Thank you.

BallHype: hype it up!

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