I love a good mea culpa as much as the next guy, and I’d really like to believe Gomes is sincere with his Deion Sanders impression of a high-speed backpedal. The only problem I’ve got with the whole thing right now is that the radio interview that Gomes did Thursday didn’t quite feel right. Maybe it’s because it nearly coincided with a Reds beat reporter being thrown under a bus (figuratively and not literally, I hope). Regardless, it’s not uncommon for a professional athlete to say something really, really stupid. It’s not uncommon for anyone to stay something really, really stupid. However, it’s pretty much inexecusable to sing anything from a Karate Kid movie. You may quietly hum “Glory of Love” by Peter Cetera, but that’s it. It’s a rule, and #ManFridge says so, because the ladies love Cetera (or so television has programmed my puny brain to believe).
CARDINALS TAKE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES WITH 3B FREESE DURING SPRING TRAINING
The Cardinals are going to great lengths to protect David Freese and keep him healthy during spring training, but this is ridiculous. David doesn’t look too thrilled about it, either. Maybe it’s just the discomfort from laying that eggball thing directly beneath him, or it could be the fact that he doesn’t even have a glove. That probably explains why so many baseballs are dispersed around David’s sumo self.
STUNNING PREVIEW OF POST-SURGERY ADAM WAINWRIGHT DESIGNS LEAKED TO NOBODY IMPORTANT!
(The usual national trolls will likely source this “un-story” over the weekend.)
While it’s common knowledge that Adam Wainwright will undergo reconstructive surgery (aka Tommy John surgery), it’s not widely known that the physician who will perform the surgery, Dr. George Paletta, has much bigger plans for Wainwright. According to some lowly placed sources who have no connections with any baseball teams in the United States or Canada at all, we’ve learned that the team plans on Waino returning at some point in 2012 in even better shape than ever. A person with absolutely no knowledge of medicine, baseball, or crappy movies from the 80’s has informed us that Wainwright will definitely be “practically a machine upon his return to baseball”. We can hardly wait.
REDS RESIDENT PET ROCK TAKES QUESTIONS AT MEDIA DAY AFTER BEING “BRIEFED” BY TEAM BRASS ON TEAM CONDUCT POLICY
No, I don’t care what you say. Making fun of Brandon Phillips never gets old. It’s great that Walt Jocketty was able to find a binkie that had “Mute Button” on it for Phillips, though. Now if we could just find someone to push that “Mute Button” really, really hard. Volunteers?
CUETO ON CONSTANT ALERT – RESORTS TO PACIFIER TO “KICK” HIS THUMB-SUCKING HABIT
You know you want to click on the picture. Go ahead. I’ll wait.
Yep, the pacifier has the words “Ho Ho Ho” on it. Apropos, no? I’m not a particularly violent person, but I’d put down serious cash to see Cueto get knocked out by anything…..a man, a woman, a donkey, a train, a girl scout with a box of Thin Mints with a brick inside….you name it. I’m there. I’m so there.
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