May 7, 2006

Lerner, But Still Low

(With apologies to Alan and Frederick.)

What a year this has been,
What a foul mood I'm in,
It's like
barely beating the Bucs.

And the team on the field,
Perhaps sould be repealed,
For just
barely beating the Bucs.

All the moves that Frank makes seem to be,
Intended just to annoy me.

And from the pain in my gut,
Clayton's 2 for 20 rut,
I would swear we were tanking,
About to take another spanking,
And just barely beating the Bucs.

OK, so maybe I was just looking for an excuse to do that. Be thankful I took a pass on Jim Bowden's version of If Ever I Would Leave You. But even after taking two of three from the hapless Pirates, there is a deep and abiding sadness in my heart. GUZMANIA! is going on
injury hiatus for the rest of the season.

On the one hand, this is absolutely the right thing to do. Goooz is obviously hurt, and a torn labrum is not the type of injury you can really expect to rehab and play with (see Guillen, Jose.) So this surgery was going to have to happen sooner or later, and getting it done now gives him the maximum amount of time to get back in shape for 2007.

On the other hand, we're now saddled with a full season of Royce Clayton at shortstop, and Royce appears determined to put Guzman's 2005 season in perspective by having one almost as bad in 2006. Apparently all Jim Bowden wants is someone to stand between second base and third base and hit under .240. There must be someone, somewhere willing to do that for less than the $1M Clayton is pulling down. Perhaps someone whose name rhymes with Glendon Ferris?


Watson said...

You need to start a "Save Harris!" campaign.

It would tie in nicely to the baseball movie list.

Gadi said...

Bravo, bravo. Now is it true that the new stadium will only appear once in a hundred years, and then disappear into the swirling Anacostia mists?

And how in the world are they going to affix the pitching rubber if there's heather on the hill?

- Gadi