Friday, June 8, 2007

There's no crying in baseball

"He came to me the next day, and he apologized and I apologized to him and we cried," a teary-eyed Zambrano said after he beat the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. "I still love him."

WHAT?? There’s no crying in baseball! OK, well maybe there could be. But only under certain circumstances. Having a lover’s quarrel in the dugout does not qualify. The following, however, are acceptable reasons for crying in baseball:

1. You shake off your catcher for the last out of a no hitter and give up a line drive.
2. You spend an estimated $100 million to talk to and sign a Japanese pitcher, only to have said pitcher maintain a 4.63 ERA.
3. You blow the chance at winning the World Series by botching a ground ball to first.
4. You wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and realize you’re this guy.
5. You wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and realize you play for this team.
6. You’re a Red Sox player, it’s October, and the Yankees just kicked your ass after sneaking into the playoffs with a Wild Card spot.

This is a working list. Any and all suggestions are encouraged.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

you are a cubs fan and the cardinals win a world series. then the white sox win a world series. then you run out of old style.

Bruce said...

You could be playing for this guy

Rat In A Cage said...

Love the list! I'll be back later to hopefully share the victory. Looks like you're at a great game.

Rat In A Cage said...

The Yankees win ... Thaaaaaaaaaaaaae Yankees win!

My video feed died as Cano's 10th inning hit was in the air. I had to switch to the radio feed in a panic! 7 wins in last 9! YEAH, baby!!! Glad you got to see a kick ass game. I misses the Cabrera fielding gaffe, but all is well that ends well!

The second Guinness will taste even better now!

Anonymous said...

If the Yankees make you fly, you are gay.

Yeah Him said...

It all comes down to this - Zambrano is crying because the Cubs paid for Soriano and Ramirez + some crazy pitching decisions (Lilly, Marquis) but didn't pony up for him.

Fools like me took him for their fantasy team and thought - BIG YEAR and in the history of walkoff years, Zambrano is the only person to ever kill his stock this bad.

Serves him right if you ask me, but still, I'd like some production from my pitching staff.