Thursday, July 23, 2009

Out with the old...

Julio Lugo for Chris Duncan. The equivalent of trading peanuts for cashews. Are the Cardinals immediately assigning Lugo to the Busch Stadium maintenance crew?

However, the long-awaited departure of Julio Lugo was not the big news yesterday... the Sox traded for Adam LaRoche. So in the course of the last year we've learned that if your club has a need, just call the Pittsburgh Pirates. I'm already trying to figure out what nickname Francona will give him. Rochey? Anyways, while I'm just as clueless as everyone else is as to how he'll do here, I'm already a fan of his thanks to this story:
"According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, LaRoche played a prank on his former Atlanta Braves teammates back in 2007. LaRoche's new team, the Pirates, played the Marlins in a day game in Florida late in June while the Braves flew in from Washington for a series. Their uniforms had already arrived and were hung in their assigned lockers at the Marlins' ballpark. Before the Pirates checked out, LaRoche got some scissors and cut the crotch out of every pair of underpants in the Braves lockers, and left a note behind that said, "Let it all hang out, fellas."

Is this Millar Part Deux? Here's to more shenanigans in Boston, LaRoche.

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