I'm afraid our friend Ben Grieve has fallen one rung further. From Rookie of the Year...to Tampa Bay Devil Ray...to marginal MLB player...and now to "epitome of the crappy hitter". In a discussion of the mythical "gyroball" (make sure to check out the gyroball's history and the super-cool video of a possible gyroball), Deadspin describes the pitch as
"a phantom pitch out there that turns everybody into Ben Grieve."See what's missing here? Until now, people felt obligated to refer to him as "former Rookie of the Year Ben Grieve". As in, "the guy who used to be really good and now sucks." Now he's just "the guy who sucks". Sorry Ben.