Friday, November 02, 2007


So, as you may have noticed, I definitely tried to cheat my first few days through NaBloPoMo. So much for that! I didn't realize that all the posts would be viewable at once. Hmph.

Anyway, I saw this on yahoo this evening after we checked into the Holiday Inn (Express!) in Irwin, PA:

The text of the article is as follows:

A-Rod a Mud Hen? Triple-A Toledo makes a playful offer
November 1, 2007
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez a Mud Hen?
Spurred by an offhand remark from George Steinbrenner's son, the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens want in on the A-Rod sweepstakes.
The Mud Hens playfully offered the prize free agent a deal Thursday -- a contract proposal that includes a bonus for hitting 75 home runs next year and leading them to 10 straight International League titles.

Rodriguez recently opted out of his $252 million, 10-year contract with the New York Yankees. That prompted Hank Steinbrenner, son of the Yankees owner, to tell the New York Times:
"Does he want to go into the Hall of Fame as a Yankee, or a Toledo Mud Hen?"
The Mud Hens conjured up an offer to find out, said Jason Griffin, a spokesman for the Detroit Tigers' top farm team.

Toledo created a Hall of Fame plaque of Rodriguez wearing a Mud Hens hat and sent a letter to his agent, Scott Boras.

The deal stipulates that Rodriguez will have to compete for a spot with Toledo third basemen Mike Hessman, the league's most valuable player last season.

"Would your client be willing to play a different position?" the letter asked.
I personally would prefer Hessman. Not only is he cuter, but having A-Rod on the team, while it would be pretty cool, would only serve to jack up ticket prices (they'd have to come up with the money for that multi-million dollar contract somehow!), but tickets would be IMPOSSIBLE to find. No thanks, A-Rod. No thanks.

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