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Value Over Replacement … Priest? 54

Uh.

{checks calendar}

Hunh.

Grant Desme, one of the Oakland A�s top prospects, has decided to retire from baseball in order to pursue the priesthood

54 thoughts on “Value Over Replacement … Priest?

  1. andeux andeux Jan 22,2010 9:57 am

    Weird.

    TINSTAAFK
  2. andeux andeux Jan 22,2010 9:58 am

    GMJ->Mets. Angels still on the hook for most of his salary.

    TINSTAAFK
    • nevermoor nevermoor Jan 22,2010 10:45 am || Up

      I might want him for $2M too. Don’t know anything about the player going the other way.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  3. monkeyball Jan 22,2010 10:02 am
    you better hope to God you don't show up in this little community, because you'll wish you had never come
    • nevermoor nevermoor Jan 22,2010 10:49 am || Up

      XKCD, as always, has already done it. And better.

      Additional xkcd flogging on account of undeniable hilariousness.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  4. grover Jan 22,2010 10:16 am

    Holy Fuck.

    And I didn’t realize that Desme was from my hometown.

  5. mikeA Jan 22,2010 10:20 am

    Pursuing the priesthood?

  6. andeux andeux Jan 22,2010 10:26 am

    Apse, what a christ hold.

    TINSTAAFK
    • monkeyball Jan 22,2010 10:36 am || Up

      Jesu Christi, you crazy bastard!

      you better hope to God you don't show up in this little community, because you'll wish you had never come
      • the dogfather Jan 22,2010 10:42 am || Up

        …you crazy magnificent bastard — I’d read your book!!

        The meaning of life is not so much found, as it is Made. -- Opus
  7. monkeyball Jan 22,2010 10:26 am

    It’s times like this that I wish Chris Hitchens was at FK.

    you better hope to God you don't show up in this little community, because you'll wish you had never come
    • grover Jan 22,2010 10:29 am || Up

      Could you see this happening to any team other than the A’s?

      Of course one of our top prospects decides to up and retire so he can find spiritual enlightenment! And possibly enjoy celibacy.

      • green star oakland Jan 22,2010 10:36 am || Up

        At very least you’d think we could have sent him to the Padres in the Kouzmanoff trade.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • nevermoor nevermoor Jan 22,2010 10:46 am || Up

          Wouldn’t that have been hilarious…

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • the dogfather Jan 22,2010 10:39 am || Up

        “Possibly” good news for batboys? Bad news for, uh, others, he commented, with (ch)impunity?

        The meaning of life is not so much found, as it is Made. -- Opus
        • mikeA Jan 22,2010 10:43 am || Up

          I think he was browsing here or at **, saw you get in an argument where your adversary said “You like dogs so much, why don’t you marry one!???” and thought “I must stop this!”

          • the dogfather Jan 22,2010 11:39 am || Up

            No more adversaries for me — can’t afford ’em.

            Can Nevada Humane have ten bucks?

            The meaning of life is not so much found, as it is Made. -- Opus
  8. mikeA Jan 22,2010 10:34 am

    Seems like when Jesus advises people unmediated, He is generally pro-sports. Maybe the message got gummed up somewhere in the Catholic hierarchy.

  9. vignette17 Jan 22,2010 10:36 am

    At the risk of sounding insensitive, nay, at the certainty of it, fuck that. Couldn’t Desme become a priest after helping the A’s win the World Series and then leaving as a FA? Or at least couldn’t we have traded him to the Angels first?

  10. batgirl batgirl Jan 22,2010 10:54 am

    Oh for heaven’s sake.

    • nevermoor nevermoor Jan 22,2010 10:57 am || Up

      Oh forsake heavens

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  11. mikeA Jan 22,2010 10:56 am

    I should never have posted those comments about how striking out isn’t that bad, and we shouldn’t care too much that he’s too old…

  12. sslinger Jan 22,2010 11:50 am

    When I first saw this I thought it was listed under Conversion Starter.

  13. batgirl batgirl Jan 22,2010 1:07 pm

    Whoa, Whoa, Whoa…

    I was just poking around the A’s site trying to get more info on this Jumbo Ticket and I clicked on the “Sweetheart Pack” where I found this awesome Gem of information: Saturday April 17th is Roy Steele Bobblehead day!!!! I hope it talks like the Bill King bobblehead.

    Also, from that same Sweetheart pack.. are all Tuesdays now going to be free parking night, or just for sweethearts. And also, A’s beach towel day sounds good to me.

    • mk Jan 22,2010 1:41 pm || Up

      Roy Steele Bobblehead day!!!!

      Holy crap. I have to have that, even if it means paying to watch the Orioles.

    • Leopold Bloom Jan 22,2010 1:48 pm || Up

      Every day’s free parking day at BART!

  14. mikeA Jan 22,2010 1:17 pm


    I contacted several scouts to get their take. “Oh my God! Holy smokes!” the first said.

    1. Even aside from the punfulness, that strikes me as the sort of exclamation that people would have made in 50s.
    2. One reason I preferred catholicism to protenstantism prior to today was the fun with the (putatively) different colored smoke signals.

    • Leopold Bloom Jan 22,2010 1:50 pm || Up

      Catholics are fun, but they don’t accept us Jews very well. Or maybe it’s the Irish…

  15. the dogfather Jan 22,2010 1:32 pm

    New stat: most saves by an outfielder.

    /Okay, so the chimp was my set-up man on that one.

    The meaning of life is not so much found, as it is Made. -- Opus
    • green star oakland Jan 22,2010 1:44 pm || Up

      Re-using your link, blown save?

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  16. JediLeroy Jan 22,2010 2:46 pm

    Dang. It’s a shame he’s going to the wrong team. He’s young enough to serve a two year mission and then still play baseball if he wants.

    az di bobe volt gehat beytsim volt zi geven mayn zeyde
    • Leopold Bloom Jan 22,2010 3:06 pm || Up

      Did Steve Young do a mission?

      • JediLeroy Jan 22,2010 3:17 pm || Up

        Nope.

        az di bobe volt gehat beytsim volt zi geven mayn zeyde
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 22,2010 3:18 pm || Up

          Unless you count Tampa Bay.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • andeux andeux Jan 22,2010 3:42 pm || Up

            or the USFL

            TINSTAAFK
            • Leopold Bloom Jan 22,2010 3:45 pm || Up

              don’t both count? I vote we at least give him credit for Tampa.

  17. Ice Cream Ice Cream Jan 22,2010 4:37 pm

    Desme is now officially one of the A’s poorer in vestments.

    Where is the good in "good-bye"?
      • Ice Cream Ice Cream Jan 22,2010 4:51 pm || Up

        You’re welcome.

        Where is the good in "good-bye"?
        • green star oakland Jan 22,2010 4:56 pm || Up

          He could still play in Sacrament-o

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • nevermoor nevermoor Jan 22,2010 4:58 pm || Up

            It does make me cross

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • grover Jan 22,2010 5:00 pm || Up

          So gracious of you.

          Hey, maybe you should become a religious leader… preferably one that demands a vow of silence!

          • Ice Cream Ice Cream Jan 22,2010 5:20 pm || Up

            Intriguing … but I have a friar commitment.

            Where is the good in "good-bye"?
            • monkeyball Jan 22,2010 5:43 pm || Up

              You’ll roast for that one.

              you better hope to God you don't show up in this little community, because you'll wish you had never come
    • monkeyball Jan 22,2010 5:07 pm || Up

      Eh, he’d only have clogged up the bases with his station-to-station approach.

      you better hope to God you don't show up in this little community, because you'll wish you had never come
      • grover Jan 22,2010 6:46 pm || Up

        So he was going to frock the A’s regardless?

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jan 22,2010 5:34 pm || Up

      The joke makes itself:

      Desme said that the process of becoming a priest will take about 10 years. “It’s like re-entering the minor leagues,” he said.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • monkeyball Jan 22,2010 5:50 pm || Up

      With all these offensive jokes, FK may have to find itself a new host.

      you better hope to God you don't show up in this little community, because you'll wish you had never come
  18. whiteshoes40 Jan 22,2010 10:09 pm

    Desme made the front page of Yahoo for this news. Any publicity is good publicity, I guess…

    • monkeyball Jan 23,2010 12:44 am || Up

      Publicity for the A’s, or for God? He must have one Hell of a clipping service.

      you better hope to God you don't show up in this little community, because you'll wish you had never come

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