Monday, April 27, 2009

Two Articles That I Thought Were About Juan Pierre, But Aren't

1) Rob Neyer on ESPN.com: "Don't Worry About That Noodle Arm" (actually, it's about catchers and how the ability to throw out baserunners is overrated)

2) WSJ.com (requires subscription): "Real Pirates Have Taken the 'Ho Ho' Out of 'Yo Ho Ho' for Cap'n Slappy" (subhead reads "It's No Fun Playing Dress Up, When Thugs Are at Large on High Seas"; whoops, this is about Somali pirates vs dress-up pirate enthusiasts)

3 comments:

Dusto Magnifico said...

Cap'n Slappy!

Steve Sax said...

I agree, I thought that was one of the funniest monikers I'd seen, and perfect for our friend JP. The first three graphs:

Mark Summers has a beef with the pirates who are seizing cargo ships and taking hostages off the coast of Somalia: They're ruining his bad name.

For years, Mr. Summers has been donning frock coats and plumed hats and rakish red scarves and tucking blunderbusses into his belt to transform himself into Cap'n Slappy. That's Pirate Capt. Slappy to you, mate.

His alter ego symbolizes a spirit of freedom, he says: the romance of the open sea, self-reliance, defiance and loads of jolly good fun with a barrel (or two) of rum. At least, it did until real pirates had to come along and wreck it all.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

nice. you don't hear too many references to Slappy McPopup