This is off topic (but then again, with no games this weekend there is no real “topic”), but I was just looking at a news report about my beloved Atlanta Braves that suggested that they have offered Tom Glavine a bit over 1 million dollars to pitch next season. Fair enough, Tommy is old as can be, but he is the last connection to Braves teams of the past and I would love to see the grizzled left hander pitch again for the five baseball games a season that I watch. But then I read this sentence:
Glavine would likely join the roster as the fifth starter behind Derek Lowe, Kenshin Kawakami, Javier Vazquez and Jair Jurrjens.
Who? Look I admit that I gave up on baseball around the time that WTBS stopped showing every game with Bob Horner and Claudell Washington. But I still consider the Braves my favorite professional sports franchise and will turn on one of their games from time to time. However, it is clear that I am out of it because if I were to have guessed the Atlanta Braves’ starting pitchers, I would have guessed all of these guys before anyone listed in that “rotation”:
I mean what the hell happened to my Braves team? Who are those people behind Derek Lowe…..and when the heck did Derek Lowe become a Brave? Kenshin Kawakami? Isnt he the president of Toshiba? And Jair Jurrjens…..are we now appointing people random Nordic people named after hand lotions to pitch for our team? For the love of Ken Oberkfell, what has happened to my Braves?
Oh well, I still hate baseball….but at least I have the talent of Javier Vasquez (is it just me or are there like 50 people named Javier Vasquez that play baseball now) to get me through….and oh yeah, Kentucky….please play another game soon.