Monday, December 19, 2011

The Blue and The Grabow

Today, The Dodgers signed left-hander John Grabow to a minor-league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. (Speaking of those invitiations, do you think there is a formal printed invitation? "The Los Angeles Dodgers request the honor of your presence at their Spring Training camp in beautiful Glendale, Arizona. Please select meat, fish, or vegetarian and RSVP by February 10th.")

Uh, sorry. So, yeah, Grabow. He's on the wrong side of 30 and in decline. I'm actually stunned it wasn't a two-year backloaded deal. (If someone wrote a book about this Dodger offseason, "Backloaded" would definitely be the title.)

What is there to say about Grabow? (MSTI already beat me to the "Reminds me of Jason Grabowski" gag.) All I know is something is wrong if your own catcher feels the need to plunk you...


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14 comments:

DodgersKings323 said...

Dusty Baker is actually black?! Who woulda thunk it :P

Dusty Baker said...

Eh?

Hideo Nomo said...

Dusty Baker is actually Canadian?

Jason said...

Dusty Baker is actually sober?

Neeebs said...

I'm on the wrong side of 40.

Neeebs said...

And I like the "ski" at the end of the name too.

Dusty Baker said...

I've been on the wrong side of a 40 before. #Colt45

Steve Sax said...

I'm so calling Grabow "Grabowski".

And it may spread. Kempski (Kempinski?). Kershawski. Gordonski. Loneyski. Fatguyatthirdski.

This is going to be great.

Dusty Baker said...

It's a good thing Carl Yastrzemski doesn't play for us, or Sax would really be stretching for ways to refer to him.

On the other hand, we could actually use Yastrzemski these days.

Fred's Brim said...

I'm the one that said just Grabow in the biscuits

rbnlaw said...

I've been on the wrong side of Dusty after a combo plate at El Nopal.

Not good times.

Hey, on the bright side, Casey Blake and his beard just signed with the Rox.

Dodgers now relegated to 4th.

rbnlaw said...

Via Dylan Hernandez: Ronald Bellisario has a visa and he knows how to use it.

Dodgers are doomed.

Dusty Baker said...

Comeback player of the year guaranteed to be Blake now.

Don't worry, boys. I live down the street from Belli. I'll sneak in and get the job done so he won't have a chance to pitch.

rbnlaw said...

*wipes forehead*