Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pirates Have Short Man's Syndrome

I got this from the local sports talk show this morning, so you'll have to forgive the information if it is completely fucking erroneous. But I am too lazy to look it up, so I'm just going to speculate. Allegedly, after Monday night's "retaliation" on Jeff Karstens, Karstens was being interviewed. In the background, some asshole named Delwyn Young (not to be confused with bat throwing Delmon Young, which of course, the local radio show did) yelled out "tell them that Ryan Braun is a coward." Can someone explain to me why the Pirates would be pissed at Braun over this? Or why Braun gets booed every time he comes up in Pittsburgh? Pretty sure all Braun did to "start" this was get drilled in the back with a fastball. Not sure he would have preferred that to happen over the HRs he has hit. So somehow, Braun is a coward for getting hit with a pitch. Pretty sure he doesn't have the pull it takes to order a Brewer pitcher to throw at someone three months later. Pretty sure Braun didn't actually throw any of those pitches. So I guess I don't get it.

To Braun's credit, he refused to comment.

Prince's response was something like (and I'm paraphrasing)"Who the fuck is Delwyn Young?" Both because a) Delwyn Young doesn't have the clout or respect to make comments about other, much better players and b) He literally hadn't heard of Delwyn Young until about 30 seconds earlier.

Mike Cameron said something like (and I'm paraphrasing again) "I'm not going to talk shit in the papers. I'm going to find him tomorrow." Which either means he is going to have a talk with him, or he's going to beat the shit out of him.

Either way, the Pirates suck. I am going to be starting in RF for them after Cameron ends his career.


stephencolbert said...

the only reason i have heard of him is because earlier in the season I read an article about how, using some rediculous mathmatical formula, he was statistically the worst everyday player in baseball

Bear said...

Yea but that's just statistically, I'm sure he's only like the 5th or 6th worst player in MLB