• HaroldHecuba: Mike Mussina is EASTERN EUROPEAN, not Italian....

For the third time in four years, the White Sox have traded for veteran catcher Sandy Alomar, Jr.

The trade means that their current catcher, Chris Widger, effectively ends his career with the sox. Here’s what he had to say about the trade [from the dailyherald.com]:

“I just don’t get it. I got released from St. Louis, but with everything that’s gone on here — the relationships I have with the coaching staff and the players — you almost feel that relationship was fake because nothing was ever said about whatever. I have to come in here after a game and all the sudden I’m a piece of (bleep), I guess.

Sandy Alomar Jr.

Tough words from the George Mason alumn, but for some reason, the coaching staff really wanted Alomar, who is batting .323 (20-for-62) with 9 RBI in 27 games, including 11 starts behind the plate.

“Our coaching staff has been after me for the last month to acquire Sandy Alomar,” said Sox GM Kenny Williams. “So it is my responsibility as general manager to add pieces to the puzzle that my coaches feel they need to win another championship.”

I’m guessing it’s some sort of time honored tradition or something; some time in mid july, Kenny Williams decides he made the biggest mistake by letting Sandy go and trades for him.

Ironically, in that four year span, the one season they didn’t trade for Alomar Jr., they ended up winning the World Series.

I’m not of the superstitious kind, but we all know how baseball players are. I don’t want Mr. Alomar Jr. to be our kikausha.

No Responses to “Kikausha?”

  1. Coley Ward says:

    Mike Mussina uses many differnt tactics to keep hitters off-balance. This particular move, dubbed the “rear back and fire,” is particularly effective against Red Sox hitters.

  2. Nick Kapur says:

    “Maybe if I hold this pose long enough, ARod will finally take his eyes of Jeter and notice me!”

  3. “Uh, guys? Um, I think I’m stuck. No, for reals. I thought I would just bend down, stretch my hammies, and then go into my windup, but now I can’t move…No, it’s not funny! Goddammit Damon, this is not the time to joke about wedgies. Is someone going to call a trainer or not?!”

  4. ALejandro says:

    Uhm, OK guys! I get the point! I have to stand here from sunrise to sundown just so you can demonstrate our hazing rituals to all the minor leaguers we keep calling up, but I’ve had enough! Can I go sit now?!

  5. Ok, I got the two bunny ears….. I know I made the first one run around the tree…. crap, did he jump through the hole? I’ll be damned, I think I forgot to make him jump through the hole. Man, I’ll *never* make it to first grade!

Leave a Reply

Marketplace

    Subscribe via email

    Enter your email address:

    Archives

What's Popular

Featured posts

220px-Bbwaa_logo_web

December 5, 2011

Will anybody get elected to the Hall of Fame this year?

Last week, we asked you to vote for who you would like to see enshrined in baseball’s Hall of Fame. The verdict? If it were up to UmpBump readers, nobody would make it in. The leading vote getter (so far) is Jeff Bagwell, who has 60% support. Of course, in the real voting, players need […]

January 5, 2011

Annual UmpBump Hall of Fame Balloting: 2011 Edition

In what has become an annual tradition, we here at UmpBump cast our ballots for the Hall of Fame on the eve of the announcements of the voting for the real Hall of Fame. Voters can vote for anyone ever who has been retired from baseball for at least five years and is not already […]

According to the internet, "The Little Napoleon" John McGraw was the greatest manager of all time.

October 19, 2010

Crowdsourcing the Greats: The Top 10 Managers of All Time

Now that we’ve looked at every position on the diamond, as well as relief pitchers, we are nearing the end of our “Crowdsourcing the Greats” series. But before we finish, let’s turn one more time to the internet hoi polloi for answers on who the greatest baseball manager of all time was. As usual, we […]