Thursday, December 04, 2008

White Hot Sox Stove Report: The "Plus, He Can Throw Out Base-Stealers While Drinking a Glass of Water" Edition

Sox GM (the non-bankrupt kind) Ken Williams on catcher Tyler Flowers, who was just acquired in the "Javy Vazquez & Boone Logan to the Braves for four young guys nobody has ever heard of, plus an enormous feeling of relief that Javy and Boone are not pitching for the Sox anymore" trade that just happened:

"I've seen him now for seven or eight times in the Arizona Fall League. I think this guy is going to be an All-Star catcher."

Well, I'll give Williams credit for, as Joe Morgan would put it, "concetrating" on the relevant details.

Because all I can think of when I see the name Tyler Flowers is that both his names are the last names of has-been celebrity ventriloquists -- Willie Tyler (of Willie Tyler and Lester fame) and Wayland Flowers (the human -- and, alas, dead -- half of Wayland Flowers and Madam).

Totally distracting. And the creepiest Sox-and-ventriloquist connection since this.


Some of you ("you" meaning, in this case, literally, "people who are not me") may have heard of also-included-in-this-tradester, Brent Lillibridge, who has had some major league experience ... I guess.

Anyway, Tribune say:

Williams said that Brent Lillibridge will serve in a super-utility role that Pablo Ozuna performed for 3 1/2 years, but that Lillibridge had a bigger upside.

Uh, I think they left an "f" off of that compound adjective describing what Ozuna did.

Actually, I always liked Ozuna (much like Tessio always liked Mike Corleone), but business is business, so I couldn't let that easy joke go by.

Also ... heh heh, he said "bigger upside." Heh heh. Heh heh heh.

That one writes itself.


mr jakes said...

can any of these guys lead off? or maybe not give up 5 runs in the first? whatever it is...i'm for it.

STDPM said...

I don't know, but I'm on board with the youth movement.