UPDATE: Aaaaaaand the tweet is now deleted. Let’s relive the magic anyway, though, eh?
UPDATE THE SECOND: The station tweets that it was a fake account, and I’ll be damned if they aren’t right! GAH!
Oh, the jokes just write themselves, don’t they? Ruben Amaro loves him some RBIs, making he and J.P. Arencibia a match made in heaven. So why wouldn’t this be a thing that’s really about to happen?
A source tells our Anthony Gargano that the Phillies and Blue Jays are close to a deal that sends catcher J.P. Arancibia to the Phillies.
— Sportsradio 94 WIP (@SportsradioWlP) November 13, 2013
I’m sure Arancibia will be even better once he’s joined by Batista, amiright?
But OK, let’s not get too ahead of ourselves here. While I’m pretty sure that, based solely on the fact that he has a different name, Anthony Gargano is not Howard Eskin, he does work for the same Philadelphia radio station. And while I’m hardly about to call them the purveyors of filthy fucking lies, their track record over the last twelve hours or so isn’t exactly spotless.
But this one certainly passes the smell test with flying colours compared to last night’s wild rumour. Because… y’know… jokes:
Moments after Ken Rosenthal tweeted that Matt Wieters was available, the Phillies got linked to JP Arencibia. That, kids, is comic timing
— Jonathan Bernhardt (@jonbernhardt) November 13, 2013
Or maybe it’s just wishful thinking on my part, or a joke gone too far. I mean… of course the team that signed Delmon Young would see value in J.P. Arencibia.
And maybe this explains why there were rumours of the two clubs talking last night, even if the names involved aren’t necessarily the ones we first heard. Hmmm?
I don’t know. I just really, really don’t want to fucking jinx it. It’s too perfect. I want to bronze it and put it on my mantle and stare deeply at it on frigid mid-winter afternoons, possibly while smoking a pipe.
It’s… seriously, happen.
We’ll keep our eyes on it. Fingers crossed!
So… there’s that.