March 20th, 2006
|11:53 am - It! Was! Baseball!|
ESPN is reporting the Sox have gone and traded Bronson Arroyo for Cincinnati's outfielder Wily Mo Pena.
Now while I'll miss Bronson as much as the next boy band groupie, I'm more than chuffed to see that we're continuing to collect as many wacky baseball player names as possible. First we grab Coco Crisp, and now we get Wily Mo Pena. Not since the days of Rollie Fingers, Catfish Hunter and Boston's own Spaceman ("I like to sprinkle marijuana on my cornflakes in the morning!") has Major League Baseball been blessed with such great monikers, and I want Boston to catch 'em all.
Now if only we'd kept Pokey Reese...
Who's gonna take Juan Gonzalez' place after Day 1 of the season when he tears his hamstring? Or his back? Or gets a hangnail and is out for the season?
Oh Bronson, I'm sorry to see your shaggy-assed grunge-necrophiliac self go. He was a nice guy. I met him on Comm Ave once after The Season was over.
If Wily Mo Pena is any relation to one of my childhood Red Sox heroes, Tony Pena, I will buy a jersey.
oh jeez. bronson. that's going to shake some things up!
What a shame that Shigatoshi Hasegawa retired this year.
are you sure cornrroyo was traded? my sources indicate that tito booked him a flight to some island on oceanic air 815.
That explains his bitchin' Driveshaft cover at his last concert!
Wily Mo will platoon with the Trotster - Wily's a righty who beats the snot out of lefties and should dent the monster pretty well.
Arroyo should develop neck stiffness playing in the Great American Launchpad.
I'm sure they could get Esix Snead or Choo Freeman, or possibly con the Twins out of Boof Bonser.
They could get Junior Spivey from the Nationals cheap. His name sounds great when the RFK Stadium announcer bellows out JUUUUUNIORRRRRR SPIIIIVEYYYYYYY!This web page
claims a couple of underused nicknames for current Sox players: "Boomer" Wells and "Melbourne Med Man" Tim Wakefield. They're no "Death To All Living Things" or "The Human Rain Delay", or even a "Schnozz"...
And how many teams have a catcher, and team captain, named after a TRANSFORMING GIANT ROBOT from a JAPANESE TV SHOW? I am telling you!