Ill Winds in December

sword in the stone.jpgCan I take just a minute to gloat here? No, not about that. That’s more humbling than anything. No, I want to gloat because I got an early Christmas present! That’s right, Kyle Farnsworth is leaving Detroit and heading off to beautiful Kansas City! My only real question is, did he cry this time? So long and good riddance.

But, that being said, I would like to thank all of our readers for coming back, even on days when I was writing instead of Jeff. I know my manner of arranging words and sentences into (somewhat) coherent thoughts may not be as silky smooth as Jeff’s Ozzie Smith-like turns of phrase but it’s still gratifying to check in and see that people are actually commenting. In fact, I’ll say right here and now that one of my New Year’s resolutions is to occasionally respond to those comments. It might even happen, too.

However, despite all the good cheer in the air, an ill wind blows in from Mordor on the Hudson carrying with it the stench of sulfur and brimstone. This must mean it’s the time of year when the Steinbrenners open up their checkbook and start wheeling and dealing. But there’s a peculiar, additional scent this time and an odd baseball shaped head that haunts my dreams. Yes, the Mets have created their own version of Hades out in Queens and the wailing you hear is the sound of MLB GMs wondering where they are going to find relief for sagging bullpens.

Is there a hero who can save us? Will our white knight prevent this Gotham centered frenzy? Well, I’m not sure yet but here at RSBS we will be tirelessly tracking down the answers and looking out for some minor-league prospect who can pull the sword from the stone and slay these dragons. Hopefully they can also get rid of some these mixed metaphors because they’re killing me.




  1. redstatebluestate

    OUCH! OUCH! OUCH! That was some partisan comment there, Julia. It hurts so much I might just pull a Farnsworth and cry like a little baby.
    Jane, why no tributes to Farnsworth like you did Melky?

  2. flairforthedramatic

    Dang, Farnsy is getting just tossed everywhere. Despite his complete lack of the ability to do his job, or what we shall say “strike some a-holes out”, I grew to like semi-like the guy. I second that comment by Jeff, the Nuke LaFarnsworth definitely needs a tribute post.
    P.S. I would like to promote some bipartisanship and say that I think both A and J do equally awesome 🙂
    V –

  3. redstatebluestate

    “Nuke LaFarnsworth” I love it. Might steal that one from you eventually, V 😉 And I dig the bipartisanship too.

  4. PAUL

    That Mets bullpen will rival the Nasty Boys of the 1990 Reds. They need a name; I’m thinking “Devastation Inc.” Here’s a scary thought: what if Billy Wagner’s rehab goes well enough for him to help in September and be activated for a possible post-season roster spot? (A blog about this possibility will be forthcoming from me.)

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