Sunday, February 12, 2006

Fouled-Off Bunts: One Liner Edition

Predictably, MLB is blustering. Not content with the $600 million that the DC Council has forked over to them, they're considering taking it to arbitration (where they'd likely win damages, but then have to go back to the drawing board with a seriously pissed-off Council). Good luck with that, Bob! (Pravda means 'truth', right?)

  • Me-Sam Sosa says he'd rather retire than play for the $500K pittance the Nats have offered him, indicating that having to try out is beneath someone of his stature: "Sammy doesn't think of himself as someone who has to beg for a spot on a big league roster"

    Lemme edit that: "Sammy doesn't think of himself as someone who has to beg for a spot on a big league roster,"

  • Cristian Guzman had eye surgery? Maybe now he can see how much he sucks.

  • Dave Sheinin looks at how uncertainty affects the Nats' housing situation, noting that no Nat had bought a house in the area, and that Bowden lives in a hotel. Does he pay by the hour? We know he can't afford to pay by the transaction.

  • Speaking of cheap and meaningless business transactions, NFA looks at the cast of thousands (1, 2)that Bowden's recently brought in to entertain the good people of Harrisburg throughout what should be a very long summer.


    • Seems as though Guzman's only seven years behind the Lasix vision craze. (Even Andy Polley got a sponsorship for that way back when . . . Only time he's ever been in the same sentence as Tiger Woods!)

      "Me-Sam" sounds strangely like something Jar-Jar would say.

      By Blogger Basil, at 2/13/2006 9:20 AM  

    • So, does anyone else see the irony in the fact that the Marlins are talking about possibly moving to NORFOLK!?! Miami won't put up even a third of the stadium cost for the Marlins owner, so they are thinking of moving. It really just seems that there ought to be some way to use this to our advantage in getting baseball to "relent" and accept the $611 million dollar stadium DC is offering to build. Damn anti-trust exemption!

      By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/13/2006 10:31 AM  

    • I think it's just MLB blustering. I think that when they read the tea leaves that they'll suck it up and just approve the lease. They're really not going to get a better deal from the city.

      Right now, MLB is like a college student. They'll whine, bitch, and moan about how hard things are, but when push comes to shove, the assignment gets done.

      By Blogger Chris Needham, at 2/13/2006 10:35 AM  

    • I agree with you here; it is kind of hard to believe that MLB would still demand arbitration after everything the council went through and what they finally agreed to. The Council took away a lot of the leverage MLB had and put the ball squarely in their court.

      Reinsdorf is obviously the designated "bad cop", and they need to sound tough in order to try and save some face. I expect them to announce their agreement in another week or so after a little more bluster.

      By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/13/2006 11:09 AM  

    • Reinsdorf is obviously the designated "bad cop",

      Dupuy is the designated Satan.

      By Blogger Basil, at 2/13/2006 11:42 AM  

    • Even if he goes blind, Guzman has a 40% chance of doing better than last year.

      By Blogger King, at 2/13/2006 7:00 PM  

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