Archive for the ‘irony’ Category

Is it Christmas? In July?

July 31, 2009

I don’t know if Sean Burnett knows the definition of irony, but he knows how to use it in a sentence (from Circling the Bases):

Former Pirates and current Nats pitcher Sean Burnett on the state of the Pirates:

They’re the laughingstock of baseball right now. They’ve gotten rid of everybody. They won’t keep anybody around. Some of the guys here, they don’t understand it, but Nyjer and I knew this was coming. What I keep telling the guys here is that the hardest part is that Pittsburgh, as a sports town, is unbelievable. With what the Steelers and Penguins have done, they’re dying for a winner in baseball, too. They’re dying to cheer the Pirates on. And now, they don’t have anybody they even know. Guys like Jack and Freddy, the faces of the franchise, players they’re supposed to be locking up, they’re all gone. What’s going to bring people to the ballpark now?”

CGally gets upset with me when I make fun of the Pirates, but seriously, how do I turn down ammo like this or anything else they do? It would be a disservice to all of you if I didn’t post these things. But back to the post, who does Sean Burnett think he is? Oh that’s right, a player the Pirates got rid of. I guess he might know what he’s talking about. Carry on, Sean.