Anthony Weiner Sets the “Mendoza Line” for Scandalous Politicians

By Bob Nox
July 29, 2013
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Carlos Danger once played Winter Ball with Mario Mendoza...

Carlos Danger once played Winter Ball with Mario Mendoza…

The Mendoza Line is an expression in baseball to define the limits of futility.  The term Mendoza Line derives from the name of shortstop player Mario Mendoza, whose batting average is taken to define the threshold of incompetent hitting.

Well, analogously, Anthony Weiner has now set the “Weiner Line” for Politicians because I think we have finally find the limit of misbehavior for our elected officials.

1.  Bill Clinton did not set the limit with Monica Lewinsky

2.  Marion Barry did not set the limit with his crack pipe escapades and other follies

3.  Eliot Spitzer did not set the limit with the Adventures of Client #9

4.  Mark Sanford did not set the limit with his Appalachian Trail Hiking in Argentina

5.  David Vitter did not set the limit with his whoring around DC with hookers

But Anthony Weiner has finally set the outer standard on how far one can go.  Or has he?  I guess we will find out shortly…

The cutoff point of the Mendoza Line is most often said to be .200 batting average,and, when a position player’s batting average falls below that level, the player is said to be “below the Mendoza Line”. This is often thought of as the offensive threshold below which a player’s presence in Major League Baseball cannot be justified, regardless of his defensive abilities.

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