June 17, 2009

Word of the Day: Sandoval

Sandoval, noun: When a position player in baseball commits a trifecta of errors.

Word Usage: Last night there was a Sandoval when Pablo Sandoval committed an throwing error, catching error, and a ground ball error.

Word History: There really isn't a word history, since I made this word up last night. Pablo Sandoval committed three errors last night for the Giants against the Angels. He killed the Giants at first base last night by committing a throwing, catching, and ground ball error. I have never seen anything like it, and may not see anything like it again. If you know of an instance where this has happened before, e-mail me at 49er16@gmail.com and I will update this post.

What's the difference between an Sandoval and a Emilio?: Glad you asked. An Emilio is a player who commits an UN-Godly amount of errors over a season. A Sandoval is a player who commits three errors in a single game.

The Great RJBO pulled through for me, like usual. He pointed out that former Reds 2nd baseman Pokey Reece committed four errors in one game, including three in one inning. Maybe I should rethink the word of the day and rename it, Pokey? Nah, Pokey will always be the name for prisons.


  1. Pokey Reese had four errors, including three in one inning for the Reds in 1998.

    A three-base error also goes to whoever game him the nickname of "Pokey."

  2. In Game 5 of the NLCS, Rafael Furcal of the Dodgers committed 3 errors in one inning. I figured you would remember that one. ;-)