Moneyball does not mean what you think it means.
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Grant Desme, one of the Oakland Aï¿½s top prospects, has decided to retire from baseball in order to pursue the priesthood
GMJ->Mets. Angels still on the hook for most of his salary.
I might want him for $2M too. Don’t know anything about the player going the other way.
if they remade “Back to the Future” today, Marty McFly would only go back to 1980
XKCD, as always, has already done it. And better.
Additional xkcd flogging on account of undeniable hilariousness.
And I didn’t realize that Desme was from my hometown.
Pursuing the priesthood?
McGwire was also inspired by Tom Hanks
Apse, what a christ hold.
Jesu Christi, you crazy bastard!
…you crazy magnificent bastard — I’d read your book!!
It’s times like this that I wish Chris Hitchens was at FK.
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.
At very least you’d think we could have sent him to the Padres in the Kouzmanoff trade.
Wouldn’t that have been hilarious…
“Possibly” good news for batboys? Bad news for, uh, others, he commented, with (ch)impunity?
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!”
No more adversaries for me — can’t afford ’em.
Can Nevada Humane have ten bucks?
Seems like when Jesus advises people unmediated, He is generally pro-sports. Maybe the message got gummed up somewhere in the Catholic hierarchy.
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?
Oh for heaven’s sake.
Oh forsake heavens
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…
When I first saw this I thought it was listed under Conversion Starter.
where the fuck’s poppy? get busy.
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.
Roy Steele Bobblehead day!!!!
Holy crap. I have to have that, even if it means paying to watch the Orioles.
Every day’s free parking day at BART!
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.
Catholics are fun, but they don’t accept us Jews very well. Or maybe it’s the Irish…
New stat: most saves by an outfielder.
/Okay, so the chimp was my set-up man on that one.
Re-using your link, blown save?
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.
Did Steve Young do a mission?
Unless you count Tampa Bay.
or the USFL
don’t both count? I vote we at least give him credit for Tampa.
Desme is now officially one of the A’s poorer in vestments.
He could still play in Sacrament-o
It does make me cross
So gracious of you.
Hey, maybe you should become a religious leader… preferably one that demands a vow of silence!
Intriguing … but I have a friar commitment.
You’ll roast for that one.
Eh, he’d only have clogged up the bases with his station-to-station approach.
So he was going to frock the A’s regardless?
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.
With all these offensive jokes, FK may have to find itself a new host.
Desme made the front page of Yahoo for this news. Any publicity is good publicity, I guess…
Publicity for the A’s, or for God? He must have one Hell of a clipping service.
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