I'm cuckoo for hilarious jokes that no one has ever thought to make before!
Well, the Crisp trade happened. Goodbye, Mota.
I'm highly pleased. I see only upside in Crisp. My only regret is the loss of Kelly Shoppach. I'm not sure why I had become so fond of him. But he was home grown and ... we don't get a lot of that 'round these parts. I'm still not sure who's gonna catch Wakefield next year.
But I'm jazzed all the same. Oh, and Theo's back as GM ... which is about as surprising as Ross and Rachel getting together in the final episode of "Friends." We were all pretty sure it was gonna happen, but still happy when it did.
My other favorite baseball news of the week is that the Tampa Bay Devil Rays may be about to change their name. About frickin' time. What a moronic, non-baseball name. True, it's not as bad as Diamondbacks, but at least my team only plays the D-backs every couple of seasons.
They may just become The Rays, which is pretty good. Stingrays would be better in so many ways. Or, you know what would be even better? How about if they just close up shop and move to a city where people actually like baseball? Or not even move, how about that contraction idea? Get rid of Tampa and Arizona and let's go get some lunch.