Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Because You Can't Spell Victory Without a 'K' (well, not if you're Billy Wagner anyway)

Rickey isn’t much of a morning person, hence the “angry mole” appellation we mentioned yesterday that Ms. Henderson bestowed upon Rickey to best describe his AM demeanor when he rises from bed (or flatly refuses to, for that matter). So when a begrudgingly awake Rickey flipped on Sportscenter this morning and beheld canned footage of Francisco Rodriguez throwing the same toss from the mound over and over followed by some whooshing graphics and resident New York baseball expert Steve Philips blathering on ad nausem, it took a few seconds for the situation to register in Rickey’s mind. And then it did. The Mets had acquired themselves a new closer: this K-Rod fellow. Not a total shocker, we know, but it’s heartening that Omar Minaya is beginning to address the major issue that sank the Mets 2007 and 2008 postseason hopes: catastrophically blown saves. Plug the sizeable hole in left field, shore up the Oliver Perez situation, and weed out a few more undesirables in the bullpen, and you’ve got a team that Rickey will tune in to watch in 2009 …ah who are we kidding? Rickey would continue to watch even if it was a band of hobos wearing Mets uniforms kicking a can around the infield. At the end of the day, we're all just rooting for laundry.

And now, we are brought word that the Yanks, not wanting to be one upped, are only a hair’s breadth away from nabbing the pitching talents of one C.C. Sabathia. While we’re told that pinstripes can be quite slimming, we here at RwR are encouraging an extra bit of fitness for this exceedingly portly fellow. Rickey recommends that Sabathia gets a bit of exercise by pitching in and lending a hand to the demolition of old Yankee Stadium that Yankee ownership refuses to bear the financial burden of. How’s that for Steinbrennian hypocrisy? Touting the storied history of your legendary stadium then putting the fiscal onus on the City of New York to tear the damned thing down?

[posted at Humor Blogs]

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Adam said...

I love how both teams are crying poverty over their stadiums but they can afford to buy these free-agents.

Baseball bailouts, anyone?

Doug at Taunt Vortex said...

My laundry can kick your laundry's ass.

Rickey Henderson said...

Bollocks. J.J. Putz isn't wearing your laundry!