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Scrub 1B/LF: I deserve a new start

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by writing irish, May 8, 2008.

  1. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Jason Botts, hitting a robust .158 with 18 whiffs in 38 at-bats, cleared waivers yesterday and was assigned to AAA Oklahoma. Botts, drafted in 1999, has done nothing in several stints at the MLB level. Still, he feels that the Rangers organization hasn't given him the opportunity he needs to shine.


    "I think I've been here for a pretty long time and I deserve a fresh start somewhere else," Botts said. "I think there's plenty of examples of people leaving the Texas Rangers and going on to really great things. There could be something huge in my future."

    Um, dude. The Rangers have a hole at first base so gaping that two mythological titans could do double-anal in it and still be in no risk of penis-fencing. You have a struggling club with no expectations to win this year and an up-for-grabs job at your position. .158, dude. .964 fielding percentage at first base. Oklahoma. Say hello to Kevin Mench for us.

    Any other funny examples of players who just don't get it?
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    This fuckwad was on waivers, and none of the other 29 teams claimed him. End of bitch session.

    He's been on a yo-yo between the majors and minors for the last 6 seasons and couldn't stick.

    If he wasn't such a dick, I'd gladly grant his wish and let him become the problem of the Nats or Rays. But screw him. He's off the 40-man now, let his ass rot.
  3. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    "penis-fencing" Sure to be a staple on SportsJournalists.com threads for years to come.
  4. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Can't take credit for the term "penis-fencing." I was reading an article on bonobos earlier this week. Apparently, it's a common practice among bonobos.
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    This is an old one, but Jody Reed has to stand out as the all-time example of a baseball player who over-estimated his own worth.

    At the end of the 1993 season, Reed --- a .270 career hitter with a decent glove but no power --- turned down a 3-year, $7.8 million offer to stay with the Dodgers, apparently on the advice of his agent/brother-in-law. After that, the best offer he got for the next season was one year, $750,000 from the Brewers.
  6. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    The Rangers have a hole at first base so gaping that two mythological titans could do double-anal in it and still be in no risk of penis-fencing.

  7. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    There are some rumblings here in Toronto that the Jays are looking at Botts.

    A couple of examples from Jays land:

    - Eddie Zosky (first-round guy replaced by Manny Lee). I think he held out for big bucks and played only 44 games over five seasons.

    - Jerry Schunk, who thought a decent spring in 1992 meant he should replace Robbie Alomar.
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    There's at least one modern politician who has put the big lie to that theory.

    And now, back to baseball . . .
  9. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Bump Bailey
  10. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Not baseball, but relevant:

    A senior cornerback on the I-AA team I cover lost his starting job to a freshman with three games left in the season. He then spent the next few months, and thousands of dollars, training for the team's pro day because he knew he was going to be drafted. He was not, of course, nor has he even been given a tryout with an arena team.
  11. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Which led to the trade of Pedro Martinez for Delino DeShields, who during the Lost Piazza Years kept speaking to the media as if he were a team spokesman, when he was a waste everywhere other than the basepaths.
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Only two weeks after they got rid of The Big Hurt?
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