Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Onion Scores Again

From The Onion:

Player's Career Arc Exactly Mirrors Second Verse Of Steve Miller's 'Rock 'N Me'

NORWALK, CT—While listening to the radio on his drive home Monday afternoon, former MLB player Terry Boylan realized that his professional career exactly mirrors the travels of the man in the Steve Miller Band song "Rock 'N Me." "I went from Phoenix, Arizona all the way to Tacoma, Philadelphia, Atlanta, L.A.," said Boylan, who was selected in the 1998 expansion draft by the Arizona Diamonbacks, traded to the Mariners and spent a season with their Triple-A affiliate Tacoma Rainiers, claimed by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2000 Rule 5 draft, released and picked up off waivers the following year by the Atlanta Braves, and traded once more to the Dodgers of Los Angeles. "Then I went to northern California—where the girls are warm—when I signed as a free agent with the San Francisco Giants. Though I didn't go there to be with my sweet baby, incidentally that's where I met my future wife. Weird." Boylan added that he is not superstitious nor does he get suspicious, and his woman is a friend of his.

6 comments:

dann said...

good job in catching that one.

but at least Boylan's career didn't mirror "The Joker." I mean then he'd have to decide whether to use the "pulpitudes of love" or the "pompitous of love" to win over his future wife.

And if Steve Miller had no clue what it meant, nor Vernon Green of the Medallions who first used the phrase, then we certainly can't expect a journeyman ballplayer to know either.

StolenMonkey86 said...

I love how I read the article and then looked the guy up on Baseball-Reference.

Rob said...

God, I'm a patsy. Plugged in his name to B-Ref, too.

Hossrex said...

LOL!

Add me to the list of people who tried B-R.com.

D'OH! I even saw that it said the Onion.

LOL... good one.

Hossrex said...

LOL!

Add me to the list of people who tried B-R.com.

D'OH! I even saw that it said the Onion.

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Hossrex said...

LOL!

Add me to the list of people who tried B-R.com.

D'OH! I even saw that it said the Onion.

LOL... good one.