Wednesday, January 31, 2007


As the early February holiday known as The Super Bowl approaches (remember when it was a mid-January, and then a late-January, holiday?), my thoughts turn in the direction they should for a man with no interest in the fortunes of the Colts or Bears: To Baseball!

And, more specifically, to the Mets. And, since this hasn't been a fantastic off-season for Omar, I've avoided chiming in. Or chirping in. Or is it piping in? Man, even my cliches are rusty after a long off-season. Keith should be along soon to help me out.

But . . . good news is here. Good news in the absence of bad news sense. And what bad news could there have been? Well, to put it bluntly, Omar could've fucked up & signed Victor "I'm No Carlos" Zambrano to a minor league deal, setting the stage for a return to Flushing if & when (read: When) one of the Mets' ancient starters goes down in June. But this will not happen now.

Because The Killer Zambie has signed a minor league deal with The Blue Jays, where he'll join Tomo Ohka & John "I Won't Pitch To Paul LoDuca" Thompson in a rotation sure to deny B.J. Ryan of save opps, and increase the sale of antacids in Ontario all season long. He's gone. We can rest easy. Back to bed. Or go to work. I just report on shit pitchers leaving town; it's up to you to do what you want with the info.

Me? I'll smile.


Blogger Ed in Westchester said...

but, but, but, Zambie gets to throw to that winner Greg Zaun, so he will be much better. Lo Duca held him back man.

I loved the nickname Killer Zambie. Wasn't he a character in Return of the Dead XXIII?

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

XXIV, actually.

10:34 AM  
Anonymous John Royal said...

I wonder if not wanting to pitch to Paul LoDuca is the real reason that Barry Zito signed with the Giants.

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Either that or he wants to look in Barry Bonds' medicine cabinet.

12:52 PM  
Anonymous John Royal said...

Don't you mean Mark Sweeney's medicine cabinet?

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Oh yeah, that's right. Barry got strong from eating canned spinach & chicken filets.

1:18 PM  
Blogger George said...

No, Zito didn't want LoDuca stealing Alyssa Milano or whoever he was "dating" at the time from him, since it's not enough for LoDuca to have a Playboy model wife.

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Toast said...

Come on, dude. You can't tell me you're not jacked for the Superbowl.


5:48 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...


That the dude who's gonna throw 3 INTs this Sunday?

12:26 AM  

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