Big Lead Sports Bar

4/28/2008

"THE BILLY RIPKEN BOBBLEHEAD"

Well, it looks like we're smack-dab in the middle of a full-blown controversy. The Tom Gorzelanny "middle-finger" bobblehead story has spread like wildfire, and is now being compared by Yahoo! Sports to the infamous Billy Ripken error card of 19 years ago.
Amidst all the hubbub, the Pirates have finally chimed in. Spokesman Jim Trdinich told WTAE/The Pittsburgh Channel that "he can't tell which finger is sticking out of Gorzelanny's glove in the photo that went to the bobblehead company, but he said it was not done in bad taste."
Despite their current/predictable basement status, the Pirates have already given us the Nate McLouth hitting streak, the end of the Matt Morris Era, The Great Byung-Hyun Kim Experiment, the pig-out section, and a controversial bobblehead. And it's only April. This season might not be so bad after all.

1 comment:

Michael said...

I think this is very poetic and fitting. The Pirates have been giving the fans and the city the finger for the last 15 years.