"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

Schadenfreude: scha·den·freu·de, noun, often capitalized \ˈshä-dən-ˌfrȯi-də\

Congratulations are in order for the Tampa Bay Rays, who are on the verge of acquiring one Kyle Farnsworth for the low, low price of, per Buster Olney, 3.25 million dollars plus an option.

Oh, where do we start. How about with evil maniacal laughter?

Now that you’ve gotten that out of your system, I think this is both good and bad news for the Yankees. Good news because it is entirely possible that the Rays will call in Farnsworth to try to protect close leads, which is likely to mean a lot of heartbreaking late Rays losses on towering home runs. Bad news because now it would be a really, really bad idea for New York to start any kind of scuffle with Tampa. Yankee batters better be nice and respectful and not crowd the plate.

In fact, Farnworth has pitched very well against the Yanks on multiple occasions, and had some very good years along with his bad, and supposedly has a new approach these days that involves throwing fewer  sliders that don’t slide directly down the middle of the plate… and so he may not end up being a terrible pickup for the Rays. Conceivably.

Nevertheless, [rubbing hands together sinisterly] MWA HA HA HA HA HA!


1 Mattpat11   ~  Jan 12, 2011 12:46 pm

I presume he's their new closer?

2 rbj   ~  Jan 12, 2011 1:20 pm

I'm going to do a happy Snoopy dance.

3 Sliced Bread   ~  Jan 12, 2011 1:25 pm

[1] not closer, bouncer - check his business card.
I always liked that Farnswacker, well, not when he was walking the bases, but otherwise, I was a sucker for his stuff

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