Daily Archives: May 19, 2006

May 19, 2006

A Weekend in D.C.

In just six and a half hours I have to be out the door to the airport to make my flight to Washington D.C. My baby brother, of whom I am very proud, is graduating from George Washington University this weekend. Congratulations, Peter!

So, though I'm now officially two game wraps behind--and both wins at that--they're just going to have to wait another day. Next time you hear from me, I'll be writing from our nation's capital. I'll be checking out the Nationals/Orioles game on Sunday, so look for some mediocre RFK photos here early next week.

As for Tiny Casey, you'll be glad to know that a fella by the name of Jeff located him. Unfortunately, he did not correctly identify his kidnapper, and besides, declined the fantastic prize package. So it's not too late for you to be the big winner.

Wish me luck at the airport. Go Reds!

May 19, 2006

Cubs Sign Tony Womack

How awesome is this?

According to a story on mlb.com:

The Cubs have signed second baseman Tony Womack to a Minor League contract. Womack was designated for assignment by the Reds on April 25. In nine games with Cincinnati, he batted .222. In a 13-year career, Womack has played for the Pirates, Diamondbacks, Rockies, Cubs, Cardinals and Yankees. He has a career .273 average with 35 homers, 366 RBIs and 362 stolen bases. “He can play the outfield, he can pinch-hit, he can pinch-run,” Baker said. “When we had him [in 2003], he was injured. We didn't see the real Tony Womack. His arm was bad, and he's apologized for that many times.” Womack hit .235 in 21 games for the Cubs.

So many derisive things to say come to mind that I can't decide among them. I'll list them all in bullet formation, and you can choose your favorite:

  • I guess the Cubs know a good thing when they see the Reds drop it.
  • Tony apologized many times for having a bad arm. How many times did he apologize for having a bad everything else?
  • Whew! For a minute there I thought Chicago might still try to bounce back.
  • Cubs fans must be super-psyched. Finally that gaping hole at “light-hitting infielder” will be filled.
  • Perhaps we'd like to give them the opportunity to sign Rick White.
  • Ha ha. Cubs suck.