The Dord of Darien

Musings from the Mayor of the Internet

That makes me feel better

Whenever baseball is pissing me off, I like to step back, take a deep breath, and then go see what the Mets are up to. The Mets are honestly reason enough for anyone on Earth to be a baseball fan, because they are the funniest thing ever imagined.

So. K-Rod is out for the season with surgery on his pitching hand. The AP writeup goes a little something like this:

Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez has a torn thumb ligament in his pitching hand and will need surgery to repair the injury, which presumably was sustained when punching his girlfriend’s father at Citi Field.

Good. Good writing, AP. But it wouldn’t be the Mets if they couldn’t make this situation even funnier; apparently they’re now considering attempting to void K-Rod’s contract. This would be awesome for them — just like this guy says — because they’re giving him a totally hilarious overpay. Which is why, incidentally, they won’t be able to trade him (I’m talking to you, Klapisch).

But I love this part:

If the Mets manage to void Rodriguez’s contract, it would be a major coup for both the Wilpons and GM Omar Minaya.

Given that the Wilpons and GM Omar Minaya are the boneheads who gave him that bloated contract in the first place, I think it downgrades from "major coup" to "slight saving grace."

Thanks, Mets! I feel much better now.

August 16th, 2010 Posted by | Baseball | no comments

Fucking hell

I have nothing to say about this. It’s just another entry on a long list of reasons why I’ll be killing myself.

I would like to quote this comment, though:

In general, we expect one team in 20 to be more than 2 standard deviations from the mean – the 2000-2010 Cubs just happen to be that team. If you look at the 1990′s, there will probably be a different team in that category – but it isn’t interesting unless it’s the Cubs.

And then I would like to remind baseball to fuck off and die.

August 16th, 2010 Posted by | Baseball | no comments