From a September, 2005 Rolling Stone article about the great American artist :
So what’s Bob Dylan’s favorite baseball team, anyway?
"The problem with baseball teams is all the players get traded, and
what your favorite team used to be — a couple of guys you really
liked on the team, they’re not on the team now — and you can’t
possibly make that team your favorite team. It’s like your favorite
uniform. I mean . . . yeah . . . I like Detroit. Though I like
Ozzie [Guillen] as a manager. And I don’t know how anybody can’t
like Derek [Jeter]. I’d rather have him on my team than
If VORP and win shares and advanced metrics of that sort didn’t convince you that Morneau’s selection was a gross miscarriage of justice, then, perhaps, the wise words of a true genius will.
Switching gears, let’s see what the hot stove has for us on this lazy Sunday:
- Sports Illustrated is reporting that the Sox are on the verge of signing JD Drew to what promises to be a costly contract. Any guesses on the length and cost? Also, do you have a sense, like me, that the Sox will be on the verge of signing Drew this whole off-season. It’ll be April and we’ll still be hearing about them hammering out a deal. Incidentally, on a related note: Rumors are flying that Manny will be traded this off-season if the Sox find the right deal.
- The Yanks are boring the sh*t out of me. The word on the street is that Cashman is interested in filling out his rotation with mid-level pitchers such as poet/philosopher Miguel Batista, inscrutable Ted Lilly or Uruk-ian King Gil Meche. The club has been noticeably quiet about adding Jason Schmidt or Barry Zito who are sure to make tons of money in this crazy free-agent market. Most writers think this means they have little interest in the pair, but I don’t buy it. Cashman is playing coy. One of those two is going to be in pinstripes next year. I can’t wait to see Schmidt in a Bombers uni striking out Manny in front of all those Anaheim fans!
- The Yanks are talking to Greg Zaun about backing up Jorge Posada. I like.
- It is also becoming more likely that Shea Hillenbrand will be a Yankee next season. With the wonderful Aurilia off the market, what many Yanks fans have long been bracing for is about to happen. Oh well.