September 15, 2004

Quote of the Day

“Trading Nomar Garciaparra might be not just a stroke of genius, but ultimately the antidote to The Curse. Seriously, usually the Red Sox are too busy collecting stars; this time they dealt a guy having no season to speak of to -- the Cubs! It's like sending a virus to somebody else's computer.”
Michael Wilbon.

And speaking of pathetic Chicago baseball, Batgirl links to this piece, containing numerous blind quotes by White Sox players bitching about how unfair it is that they failed to overtake the Twins in the AL Central for the third straight year:

"That's fine, let them do their talking and clapping and antics on the basepaths. Minnesota has two World Series banners, but not one came from this group of players. They forget that.
“Antics on the basepaths?” You mean “scoring runs?”

The White Sox, meanwhile, have won NO World Series with ANY group of players, at least not since the year of the Bolshevik Revolution. I guess there’s a reason Batgirl calls them the “Bitch Sox.”

Posted by Stephen Silver at September 15, 2004 07:47 PM

“Antics on the basepaths?”

I think this whine refers to Torii Hunter's double off Freddy Carcia the other night after Garcia plunked him. Hunter was pumping his fist, as Garcia's night went from no hitter to the age old drama of whether the Twins would ten-run rule them in the course of 1/3 of an inning.

But, yeah, those run scoring antics were no doubt pretty aggravating to the Bitch Sox too.

Posted by: J. Lichty at September 16, 2004 11:29 AM
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