Saturday, August 25, 2012

It's Done

Looks like the Dodgers' long-term "crush the spirit of our fan base for a few years, then watch the chaos that unfolds when we start spending money like it's going out of style" strategy has finally started to pay dividends.

We have only to look across the table to our trade partner to see a cautionary tale of the happen when one opens one's wallet without regard for the consequences. I have concern for the immense amount of risk in play, but that statement can be applied to every day of my baseball fan life up until this one, as well. As far as I'm concerned, every big name trade or free agent acquisition has a mini-Dreifort inside of him, struggling to get out.

On the other hand (and hear me out, here), FUCK THAT. We could all be hit by a bus tomorrow. Probably not the SAME bus, because how crazy would that be? Different buses, but I digress. I confess that I haven't the faintest idea what is going on, but the today's roster is better than yesterday's. If it all goes straight to hell tomorrow or next Tuesday or three years from now, I'll have plenty of time to be pissed off THEN.


19 comments:

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I'm still in shock, and it never felt so good. Go blue!

Dusty Baker said...

Word is that the new players are on a plane to LA right now, and that A Gon will be in the starting lineup tonight.

*cries* (for joy, for once)

Steve Sax said...

(changes occupation to bus driver)

Steve Sax said...

By the way, is it done? Source?

Eugenio's Streak said...

why did I trade my tickets for tomorrow for those wretched cursed tickets and had to watch us get swept!!??!?!?!?!?!?!?

Dusty Baker said...

It is done. LA Times has story up. There's no doubt.

Dusty Baker said...

Dylan Hernandez tweeted a confirmation, Sax.

Dusty Baker said...

@Streak

Why did I stop sniffing glue?

(starts again)

Franklin Stubbs said...

I got it from Dylan H. Couldn't update my post from the road.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Post updated with confirmation.

Paul said...

I hope the Dodgers own the bus that hits me. Cha Ching!!

Dusty Baker said...

A Gon just Tweeted:

"Listo para empezar mi carrera con Los Dodgers. Emocionado por regresar a California con mi gente!"

Meaning something like"

Ready to start my career with the Dodgers. Excited to return to California with my people!

Paul said...

I thought it said "why is Uribe here?"

Dusty Baker said...

Nicely played, Paul!

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

I think its "Happy to return to California with my genitals"

Franklin Stubbs said...

...and who wouldn't be?

Paul said...

I picture Uribe as Milton from Office Space just muttering to himself somewhere in the deep hallows of Dodger Stadium.

Paul said...

He should be genitals are a delicacy in Boston.

Steve Sax said...

Uribe is looking for his red stapler, which is firmly situated up his ass