Thursday, February 24, 2005

Some stuff concerning Sledge . . .

. . . but nothing new; Bill Ladson* goes copy-and-paste

This article has got to be the baseball writer's version of a "clip show." I can envision Alex P. Keaton counting change falling on the floor, wiping to Mallory upset over her aunt's death, wiping to the signature phrase of that Nick guy who was the obvious Fonzie knock-off, to . . .

There is one new insight, perhaps:

But on Aug. 30, 2004, Sledge decided to tap into the brain of Cubs outfielder Sammy Sosa at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. The Cubs were playing the Expos that night, and after Sosa singled in the fifth inning, Sledge, playing first base, decided to chat with Sosa. "I talked with him a little bit," Sledge said. "I said, 'Sammy, what's going on? How do you become a good hitter.' He threw some things out there. . . . How to better conceal your performance enhancing drugs, for one."

Well, again, I'm just kidding about that last part. (And, in light of Capitol Punishment's thoughtful defense of Sledge from this kind of stuff, the joke was probably in poor taste.)

See, this is what we resort to when you give us nothing, "Rocket Bill". NOTHING!!!


* URL, since I always mess it up: http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050223&content_id=948914&vkey=spt2005news&fext=.jsp&c_id=was

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