Sosa Trade a StealFor Texas.
Sammy Sosa for Harold Baines, 1989. Still a steal for the Rangers.
Then-Governor George W. Bush was just making conversation when he pointed to “trading Sammy Sosa” as his biggest mistake. Not great conversation, but conversation only. He didn’t really mean it.
Since the media brought the deal up at an Iraq-themed press conference, the president is off the hook this time. Bad, media! No! Down, media!! Bad, bad!
Rather than bore you with an entirely rehashed argument here, bore yourself if you’re so inclined. See “Campaign 2000.” I’ll stay the course just the same, with a less boring, paragraph-sized version.
Harold Baines was a stud, and lived to hit line drives. Sammy Sosa was a skinny, strikeout-prone, thoroughly pedestrian outfielder whose success couldn’t have been predicted by the most forward thinking of scouts, which were nowhere near Fort Worth anyway.
No actual mistake by the former-Gov., former-baseball team owner, now President Bush. Let’s move on…
The San Diego Padres change uniforms more often than MASH units, but never spring for matching helmets. You’d think with the money they saved on character challenged Ismael Valdes, fresh headgear would be a reasoned expenditure.
The club probably got a bargain on Bruce Bochy’s Murphy bed in their new crib. It’s a nice touch if they intended it as a tribute to Jack Murphy, but I doubt it…
A Tampa Bay Devil Rays “throwback jersey” went unsold on eBay recently. Really.
And at that great Tarzana baseball memorabilia palace, known as the 99 Cents Store, piles of back-to-school folders featuring Bo Diaz and B.J. Surhoff still stock the shelves. Stats through 1987. Marked up from 6 for 99 cents to 99 cents each. Really, I bleep you not…
Dontrelle Willis is the best hitting pitcher since Terry Forster (.397 lifetime), whom you may remember as the guy David Letterman tabbed “that fat tub of goo.” With Jack McKeon managing, perhaps the NL All-Stars can save Willis for extras…to hit…
Emmett from “The Andy Griffith Show” was a five-tool player…
The Dodgers are on the right track, and the McCourts were smart to hire Paul DePodesta, but if the team is to contend in September, Jim Tracy must learn that playing a catcher in the outfield does not constitute a day off for the guy. Paul Lo Duca needs to be paced properly…
From the “Like Duh” Prediction Dept: Kevin Brown will win more games than Jeff Weaver…
Statue for Sandy: BaseballSavvy.com continues to track your positive responses with the dream of casting Sandy Koufax in bronze at Dodger Stadium next year. The project is picking up steam, and prominent support. If you haven’t yet, please scroll down to the photo below, and do your thing. Vote Yes on 32…
Remember, glove conquers all….
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