Saturday, April 30, 2011

Deadspin Finds A Frank McCourt Reference Sure To Please DelinO

Deadspin has a post today titled, Frank McCourt is basically Charlie Sheen at this point":

Kind-of Dodgers owner Frank McCourt toured cable television yesterday, pleading his case. Here are some of the things he said. They are totally not the ramblings of a man who has lost all money and control.

"First of all, there shouldn't be an investigation. But if there is an investigation, I welcome it. Because the more you see, the more you're going to like. We run a great franchise.

I just want to access my capital. That's all I want. I want to sit and talk about it, that's all.

What is the rule, uh, what is wrong with an individual investing his own money into the team? What's not in the best interest of baseball for an owner to invest his own money in the team?

I've got half a dozen calls into Bud Selig over the past several weeks, and he hasn't returned those calls. I don't know why he's ducking me, but in my experience, when there's a problem, you sit down and you talk about it. Without communication, you're not going to solve anything.

The McCourt quotes go on, and on, and on. But what I really loved was this priceless comment, from "Same Sad Echo" in the comment section:

I just want to access my capital. That's all I need. I don't need this or this. Just my capital this ashtray... And this paddle game. The capital and the ashtray and the paddle game and that's all I need... And this remote control. The capital, the ashtray, the paddle game, and the remote control, and that's all I need. And these matches.

That's some funny shit right there. Now I'm going to go pick out a thermos for you.