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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

What in Tar-nation?

I don’t know about you, but I was bored with the debate over whether or not Kenny Rogers had pine tar (or some other nefarious substance) on his pitching hand by the sixth inning of Sunday’s game.

But thanks to the travel day, the media needed something to write about, so we were treated to another round of shock and outrage that Major League players might cheat (or, at the very least, bend the rules ever so slightly). And plenty of footage of Rogers’ other starts this October – with each report examining the blemishes on Rogers’ hand with the excruciating care that is usually reserved for visages of blessed saints in flour tortillas.

Despite the breathless hysterics over the affair (like the Cardinal Fan Sully found who said, “They should cut off his left hand”), my favorite comment is right from the Super Genius himself. When asked why he didn’t ask the umpires to check Rogers, he said, “I just don't like to BS.”

Bwa-ha-ha! Pull the other one, Super Genius! If that’s true, it might be the only BS he doesn’t go for! This from the guy who almost single-handedly invented the concept of the LOOGY (that’s Lefty One-Out GuY in the bullpen, in case you didn’t know)? The guy who whined about how unfair it was that the team hotel in Boston was just too darned far away from the ballpark? The guy who gave Dusty Baker a lineup card with “TBD” playing left field?

Come on, Super Genius. We won’t think any less of you if you just admit that you didn’t know what was going on until it was too late.


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