Match Made in Heaven

You might recall that I like and hate certain players. Remember this entry from my Hate list?

Paul LoDuca: At a "Playing the Game the Right Way" convention, he would
be the keynote speaker. Josh Beckett would give a PowerPoint
presentation diagramming how to play the game the right way; while the
Toronto Blue Jays would perform a one act musical titled "The Game the
Right Way" scored by Trot Nixon, with music by Boomer Esiason (Yeah,
that’s right I can’t stand Boomer so much that he’s included even
though he plays football!).

Who doesn’t remember it?! Well, cosmic forces are conspiring to make one of my dreams come true! Paul Lo Duca is on the verge of signing with the Toronto Blue Jays! Holy moly! Boom goes the dynamite! Do you believe in miracles?! Kerry Strug sticks her landing, breaks her leg, and the USA wins the gold!

This is fantastic! I hate the Jays and I hate LoDuca. And now they’re together, so that I can focus my hate on one place. It makes life easier. Who needs the cognitive dissonance of liking a player on the team you hate? Or hating a player on a team you generally like?  All that needs to happen now is for Josh Beckett to get traded there. I hear Alex Rios is available.

25 comments… add one
  • Ha!
    /obligatory

    yankeemonkey December 6, 2007, 7:26 pm
  • How could I forget this topic; it was my introductory YFSF comment!
    My view of Toronto as a Baseball Land of Misfit Toys is reinforced with this item. And this is good news for the speedsters (and even some of the slowsters) on the Sox and Yanks next season!

    FenSheaParkway December 6, 2007, 8:21 pm
  • But Nick…he plays the game the right way! He’s a throwback; he’s all about the W at the end of the day, i’ll tell you what!
    And I’ll tell you something else; he has such a love for the game. He’d play for free. Lets play two!

    Carlos December 7, 2007, 1:15 am
  • Speaking of players we hate
    http://falcon.heraldinteractive.com/sports/baseball/red_sox/view.bg?articleid=1049328
    “One of the teams interested in signing the free agent was told by Gagne’s agent, Scott Boras, that his client could very well accept arbitration from the Red Sox by today’s deadline.”
    Oh fuck no

    Dionysus December 7, 2007, 2:41 am
  • See what happens when you don’t sign Jorge Posada? Who cares he’s going to be with the Yankees for four years. I’d rather his withered corpse be on the roster in 2108 than having to root for Paul LoDuca for one year.

    AndrewYF December 7, 2007, 3:00 am
  • I think it would be a fun offseason activity to put together the All A-hole Team. Just put all of the most abrasive personalities in baseball on the same team.
    My nominations:
    Shea Hillenbrand
    Barry Bonds
    A-Rod
    Brett Myers
    Manager: Ozzie Guillen, natch.
    Just something to do while we’re busy watching Santana not get traded.

    Kazz December 7, 2007, 4:25 am
  • Oh. Maybe Lou Piniella instead of Ozzie. Oh, it’s hard to choose.

    Kazz December 7, 2007, 4:26 am
  • General Manager Bill Smith?

    Dionysus December 7, 2007, 4:29 am
  • Schilling, Clemens, and Beckett pitching.

    sam-YF December 7, 2007, 8:22 am
  • Don’t forget K-Rod closing out the games.

    Atheose December 7, 2007, 8:29 am
  • Oh jesus christ, I just saw your post Dionysus. If Eric Gagne is back next year I’m going to have to slit my wrists. If he cost us 4 games in 2 months last year, he should cost us 12 over a full season!

    Atheose December 7, 2007, 8:32 am
  • Gagne coming back – makes me smile ear to ear.
    And as weak-minded as A-Rod is, I can’t put him in the all A-hole list, and not because of my Yankee bias. I, for example, would completely understand Clemens’ induction into that hall of shame.
    And while we’re at it…
    Owner: Marge Schott.
    Old-Timer: Ty Cobb
    Starting rotation: Schilling, Clemens, Schilling, Clemens, Schilling
    Entire bullpen: K-Rod.
    Who else heard Joba being interviewed this morning by Mike & Mike and their gushing over him after the break…I thought I picked up audible groaning coming from the general direction of the Boston metropolitan area.

    IronHorse (yf) December 7, 2007, 9:30 am
  • John Gibbons would make a strong case for manager. But you’re right, Ozzie Guillen would beat him out. Maybe Gibbons can be the bench coach.
    Dmitri Young and/or Elijah Dukes have to make the team.

    AndrewYF December 7, 2007, 9:56 am
  • Steak grows on Dmitre.

    Atheose December 7, 2007, 10:03 am
  • Jeff Kent

    SF December 7, 2007, 10:14 am
  • Oh, geez, what’s the name of that Oriole pitcher who almost took Pedroia’s head off with a pitch?

    Kazz December 7, 2007, 10:20 am
  • Daniel Cabrera? In his defense, he’s not an asshole… he’s just legitimately crazy. Like Julian Tavarez, but without the comic relief.

    Atheose December 7, 2007, 10:41 am
  • He also has zero control. Whatever strikes he throws are probably aimed at the player.

    AndrewYF December 7, 2007, 10:43 am
  • It’s sad, because he a few of his pitches are pretty sick. If he ever gained an average amount of control he would be wicked tough.

    Atheose December 7, 2007, 10:51 am
  • > who almost took Pedroia’s head off with a pitch?
    Also in his defense, Ramon Hernandez had set up Cabrera to throw inside at the knees.. he just forgot who was at the plate.

    attackgerbil December 7, 2007, 12:15 pm
  • For the A-TEAM:
    Kenny Rogers
    John Rocker
    Carl Everett
    A. J. Pierzynski
    Charles Comiskey

    attackgerbil December 7, 2007, 12:27 pm
  • AG, I didn’t want to laugh at that, but I did. Short jokes never get old.

    Jackie (SF) December 7, 2007, 1:20 pm
  • I think you guys should all give Pedroia a little respect.

    Atheose December 7, 2007, 1:23 pm
  • chuckled at that one Atheose. I am a sucker for a good pun.

    attackgerbil December 7, 2007, 3:28 pm
  • Aren’t we all?

    Atheose December 7, 2007, 3:39 pm

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