One Liners About Headliners
(This is a new weekly feature in the Chowdah. Think Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, only funny.)
Seriously though, even in defeat Vladdy stole the show in Cleveland. So much so that after being spurned by Kawhi Leonard, Lebron James offered Vlad Jr a max-deal to come to the Lakers and a lead role in Space Jam 2. Vladimir Guerrero’s baby boy however turned down Lebron just like his Torontonian forefathers Kawhi Leonard, Joe Carter, Kelly Gruber, Pat Tabler and Punch Imlach.
The Red Sox released reliever Tyler Thornburg this past week, bringing to an end his disappointing 2.5 year stint in Boston, or more accurately Pawtucket, Portland, Lowell, Pawtucket, Portland, Portland, Lowell, Greenville and Pawtucket. Thornburg was the Red Sox highest paid reliever, making $1.75 million this season. Which is sadder: that Thornburg was the Red Sox highest paid reliever or that the team with the largest payroll in baseball paid their most expensive relief pitcher the same amount the San Diego Padres paid Goose Gossage in 1985? (The correct answer is the saddest part was trading Travis Shaw for Tyler Thornburg.)