Lies and Ironies -- A Play in Two Acts
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Twins Fan: So Torii, how's it going with the free agency?
Torii Hunter: It's a headache.
Fan: Who've you been talking to?
Torii: The White Sox, the Rangers, the Royals. Oh, and the Dodgers want to talk to me too.
Fan: So when will you be making a decision?
Torii: Ah, I want to have a peaceful Thanksgiving with my family. I won't decide anything until after that.
Fan: But you're gonna let the Twins have a final shot at a deal before you sign with someone else, right?
Torii: Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. Definitely.
Fan: So, really? It's not about the money, huh?
Torii: Really. It's not about the money.
The next morning -- Thanksgiving Day, 2007
TV Sports Dude: Torii Hunter is no longer a Twin. Overnight, he signed a 5-year, 90-million dollar deal with the Angels.
Fan: Torii! Dude! What happened to all that stuff you told me yesterday?
Torii: (laughs) Psych!
Fan: Aahh! So it was about the money. Silly me. I should have known.
Torii: (laughing as he leaves)
Fan: Well, then. Buh-bye.
I found some amusing news stories about some former and current players:
- Mariners want Silva to trim the fat - Maybe Boof should found a weight-loss-for-pitchers club and invite Carlos...and CC for that matter, too.
- Ex-Twin LeCroy to manage at Class A - I liked the one commenter's reply that he/she hopes Big Country doesn't teach the young players to eat bugs for money.
- Michael Cuddyer will be celebrity St. Nick - I can't think of a more adorable St. Nick.