It's hard to get inspired by the Mets' first moves of the off season, signing Yorvit Torrealba and Ramon Castro. Marty Noble
presents Omar's impending deal with the cRockies' catcher as continuing in the grand Met tradition of guarding against unforced passed balls. That sounds about right.
So even though this seems like a long contract and a downgrade, I'm not going to get all upset, as long as no one says "he calls a great game." In the end, this doesn't seem like a move that calls for anything other than a light scratching of one's (relatively) small head, some cathartic photoshoping, and then a moving on.
So far, the only thing I know about the new catcher other than he is a mediocre baseball player is that he talks funny
as chronicled by April Winchell (link courtesy of Jaap
). Now, making fun of people is never nice, but just do what I did, read the following transcript out loud, and see if you can help laughing. I mean, come on, its funny. I will be curious to learn which episodes of inappropriateness, sexual violence and/or depravity lurk in the new guy's background, seeing as that is a Wilpon criteria for all their (old dirty) backstops.
ANNOUNCER: Talk a little bit about tonight’s pitchers, and the conditions they had to go through.
YORVIT: Well de peaches he is doing great jaw, I mean de las mon and a ha, I mean even befo de seesaw, befo we maka da play off, de bullpeh is oust tanden. And de peaches, starden peaches, definitely, you know, gong bag on Gig Young, gong K paul’s in the gang, and den das whadeydu. En I may, Froggy, we got to give a lot oh cray do jaws, I mean he’s oust tanden ballgame tune eye and de bullpeh I mean like I say de last mon is bing amazen so…
swing and a miss?
Notice how the media is reporting the process that led Arod back into the Bronx? Well here are the main facts buried in glad handling bullshit articles which give a lot of words to how Arod wanted to be a Yanker, the new Spankee management regime is tough but flexible, blah blah:
1. THERE WAS NO ONE ELSE REMOTELY INTERESTED IN SIGNING A-ROD!!
2. AROD FUCKING MESSED UP BIG TIME!!
No one can afford Arod's bullshit parade this time around. That there is the main take-away. Shame on you, media.