Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A two hour distraction from trade fears

Baseball is torture.

Cashman is the devil.

Girardi is unimaginative.

Hal is unimaginable.

Tonight, we can look away.

Get distracted.

Think about winning.

Kick a ball around.

Forget about deadlines.

Forget about killer trades.

Forget about huge, longstanding mistakes.

Just kick back.

Watch and dream you are someplace else.

I am granting authorization to watch Luis tonight, as he is the type of player Cashman is about to trade away.

But Luis is worth watching.

Just keep your TV on mute.

No trade talk.

Listen to no rumors or speculative talk.

Throw something at the talking heads.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

LUIS FOR PRESIDENT!!!

Tom said...

Murderers Row:
Headley
Frazier
Ellsbury
followed by Rockin' Ronnie Torreyes

HoraceClarke66 said...

Thanks, Alphonso. You and El Duque are keeping me (relatively) sane during this.

But then there was that tweet last night (can't find it, but sure it's not part of my fevered imagination) that the Braves' scout is reporting Sonny Gray has thrown only 12—count 'em, 12—breaking balls in his last 3 starts.

4 curveballs a game.

THIS HAS ARM TROUBLE WRITTEN ALL OVER IT!!!

(Sorry about the copyright violation, ALL-CAPS.)

Leinstery said...

"He is the Toddfather. In Todd we trust." Thank Todd he didn't graft Clint's calls onto Todd

joe de pastry said...

Is this a suggestion that I watch a bunch of guys[22?]kick a ball around for two hours and record a combined total of 4 or 5 shots on goal? I'd rather watch the scruffy grass on my lawn attempt to grow.
For those seeking good news, how about this: The Mets just signed Jonathan Alphabet, you remember, the guy we got when we shouldn't have traded Tyler Clippard.

Mustang said...

"He is the Toddfather! In Todd we trust!" Thanks for the intel, Leinstery.

I like how John invoked God. "Todd damn it all to hell! Todd is dead!"

But is there anything more hollow than a Todd Frazier home run call?

Leinstery said...

Nothing is more hollow than a Todd Frazier call. I felt nothing except relief for the reason stated above. It was as if he walked during a 20 run blow out. It was the perfect combination of not good and not terrible. It was nowhere "Burn baby Burn", but not quite as bad as "Anna's on the Dean's" list.

Anonymous said...

IT'S OK HORACE... NO ATTORNEY PAPERS FOR YOU.

Anonymous said...

.....AND IF THAT 4 CURVEBALLS A GAME FOR SONNY GRAY IS TRUE, I GOTTA WORRY ABOUT THAT DEAL NOW.... WOW.... GREAT INTEL WORK THERE HOSS.