Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle ... Costanza?

The Milwaukee Brewers signed a new pitcher, Braden Looper. The official e-mailed announcement doesn't show much enthusiasm about the signing. Here's an excerpt:

Looper, 34, is one of a number of veteran free-agent pitchers to draw some interest this winter from Milwaukee, a list that also included at various points Randy Johnson, John Smoltz, Randy Wolf and Jamie Moyer. By Monday, only Looper remained on the free-agent market.

In 1995, I purchased a car during a time when you could buy a Mercedes Benz, a Rolls Royce, a BMW, or even a Cadillac. However, I ended up with a Geo Metro.