Monday, January 19, 2004

This excerpt from Dodger on the signing by the Dodgers of Jeremy Giambi:
The fun continues: Another crappy brother
Generally, the pain associated with being a Dodger fan comes from failure of the team to live up to expectations. Generally, they look good on paper. Now, however, it's safe to say that they don't. They don't look good on paper. Not notebook paper, not tracing paper, not wax paper. There isn't a piece of paper in the universe that could make the Dodgers look good. A blindfold might be the only trick. But get yours quick, because blindfold stores in the LA area are quickly selling out... especially after the Dodgers announced on Friday that they've signed crappy brother Jeremy Giambi (see other crappy brothers) to a minor-league contract and believe that he's got a good chance of making the team. When Jeremy Giambi has a good chance of making a team, that team is not good. Although, Giambi did hit .197 last season, which is about 20 points higher than the Dodger average. If you look at it that way, he's an improvement. After all, we prefer not to look at the glass as half empty, but rather half full—half full of big, chunky pieces of horse shit.