Sean from Massapequa: Bay-Bay’s Kids

Today I chat with Sean from Massapequa once again, as we discuss the Jason Bay signing.

seanfrommassapequa.jpgThe Mets finally made a big move this off season by landing Jason Bay. That fills at least one hole, doesn’t it?

Yeah, and fills it with another hole. That guy stinks.

The guy stinks? He hits 30 homers and 100 RBIs every year. He’s performed everywhere he’s been, even in a Pirates lineup with little protection.

Typical Omar move, gettin some guy who used to play for the loser Pirates. Nobody who ever played for the Pirates has ever been good, ever.

What about Willie Stargell, Roberto Clemente, Honus Wagner…

Honus Wagner? What is that, an electric spray painter?

No, he was one of the greatest baseball players ever.

I never heard a him, so he’s a bum, just like Bay!

Even if you totally want to dismiss Bay’s years in Pittsburgh–and I don’t know why you’d want to do that–he played just as well in Boston. And he couldn’t have had a stickier situation to deal with, taking over for Manny Ramirez.

Then why don’t the Sox want him back? I’ll tell ya why: because he stinks! And because he’s injured. I read this thing that his shoulder is about three seconds from bursting into flames.

He passed his physical.

Big deal. You can fake a physical any way you want. My buddy Joey’s got half a lung, a metal plate in his head, and seven toes on each foot, but he passes the fire department physical every year. See, if you think healthy, you can convince yourself and everyone else that you really are healthy, even if you’re on death’s door, which Jason Bay clearly is.

C’mon, the man is not on death’s door.

But he’s Canadian, ain’t he?

Yes, he’s from British Columbia.

See, right there, that’s another reason not to like him. There’s something weird about Canadians. I can’t put my finger on it, but they just ain’t…right, you know?

So you don’t like the Jason Bay signing even a little bit because he’s Canadian?

The only good Canadian I know is Randy Bachman of The Guess Who and later Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

Good to see that you’ve expanded your roster of prejudices.

And speaking of Canadians, why’d the Mets hand Bay a Rangers jersey at the press conference? That’s a slap in the face to the Islanders! They practically play down the road! I got a buddy who works at the Nassau Coliseum, and we coulda gotten him a DiPietro jersey for nothin!

So you woulda given Bay a discount on an Islanders jersey?

Yeah, the old five-finger discount. Listen, if you know anybody who wants some game-used equipment, we can hook you up. Jerseys, pants, pads, goal nets…you want a zamboni?

No, I don’t want a zamboni.

Cuz I can get you a zamboni. Kinda fun to drive, but it’s a bitch to insure.

Always a pleasure, Sean.

You bet.