Yup. Dwight Jones was lucid enough to log into the Globe & Mail’s website and log the comment you see above after reading an article on Blue Jays third baseman, 22 year-old Brett Lawrie. No telling what manner of barbituates Mr. Jones ingested with his lunch but, judging by his fondest for the The Mick, we can assume it came with a generous helping of Jim Beam on the side.
Brett Lawrie is the new switch-hitting Oklahoma farmboy outfielder for the New York Yankees. The new Mickey Mantle, a mythical creature who ranks 16th all-time in home runs and 15th all-time in WAR, who won three MVPs and about a million World Series titles; a baseball talent so prodigious he accomplished all these incredible feats while drunk enough to kill two horses. That is the new expectation/ceiling for Brett Lawrie. No pressure.