The Sports Hernia delivers maybe the definitive Yankee fan goodbye post for Carl Pavano. It's reminiscent of that scene in 25th Hour when Ed Norton gives that F-You monologue about New York City, except the rant is only about one person, and the speaker is not projecting his self-hate on the target (i.e. there's no mirror in front of the writer here).
Here's my favorite line, if only because he's attacking the state in which I was born:
Instead of using the Yankee facilities to get healthy, you could have
been wallowing away in that shit bird home state of Connecticut, while
no other team in baseball would touch you.
I really love expressions like "shit bird". Anyway, this does it for me. I think now that we have that out of our system, it's time to move on. The Carl Pavano Era is dead. Long live the Carl Pavano Era… since sometime in the future there will probably be a Carl Pavano (Maybe not as Carl Pavanoesque as the real Carl Pavano but certainly there will be a player who we all can't stand. It's a statistical inevitability that there's always one player on a roster most fans of that team just hate.)