Isn’t that picture just so damn precious?
Anyway, with no game happening tonight– no Jays game, that is– and therefore no Game Threat, I decided I might as well shoehorn in a place to post today’s Getting Blanked Show, and I figured I should share this tender moment between Messrs. Lawrie and Arencibia while I was at it.
Of course, there are other games tonight, and I will indeed be watching the fucking Diamondback and the Rockies, as part of my punishment for losing this weekend’s #PropHate bet– and if you followed Getting Blanked on Facebook, you could have voted on which game I was going to be forced to watch.
Watch us talk about it, and all the news of the day, on today’s edition of Getting Blanked.
Of course, what you won’t hear about on the show is the late-breaking stuff on Ryan Dempster’s held-up trade, and the news from this hour of Omar Inflated and Anibal Sanchez going from Miami to Detroit for Jacob Turner plus. According to a tweet from Dr. Rosen Rosen, the Marlins “are extremely disappointed with team’s performance and are prepared to make a series of trades.” So… y’know… let’s go get Josh Johnson.
Detroit’s addition of a second base option that isn’t stupendously horrible crushes my pipe dream of seeing Kelly Johnson shipped off there– not that his play of late would warrant anyone having any interest in him whatsoever.
And Sanchez, who will be a free agent in the winter, is already being mentioned as a possible extension candidate for the Tigers– as is Ryan Dempster, with Rosenthal explaining that an extension with Atlanta is one possibility for the holdup of what was thought earlier to be a done deal.
Aaaaand… according to Jack Curry of YES, the Yankees have acquired the ghost of Ichiro for Danny Farquhar (yes, that Danny Farquhar) and DJ Mitchell (whoever that is), both right-handed pitchers. HUH??? I mean, not that he’s going to help them much, but… HUH????
He’s going to remember how to be great once he puts on those pinstripes, isn’t he, goddamn it. (If he ever gets there: Jon Heyman counters that there’s interest, but money issues still to be worked out– i.e. he doesn’t think there’s a deal).
So… there’s that. And this!
Image via Jered Wickerham/Getty.