The team just got 53% less crazy.
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Lookit how sad Tito is. He's so sad, you guys. He's not even yelling or throwing his gum or anything. He's not wearing his fancy red fleece either. That's how you know he's depressed.
Could be the losing but personally, I think he's concerned that with the DFA-ing of Julian Tavarez, someone is going to have to adopt the mantle of Captain Batshit Crazy on this team and frankly, he's a little concerned about the bullpen's prospects. True, Timlin is his own brand of insane but we've all sort of grown used to that. The best thing about Tavarez was that we never know what he was gonna do next. He kept everyone on their toes. Timlin is a mostly benevolent and predictable sort of crazy. Basically, I think he's worried about Craig Hansen. And dudes? I would be too. Especially if Manny gets anywhere near him.
Of course, after last night's showing and the frequent Jekyll and Hyde routine pulled by young Clay, perhaps he's the real nutter around here. Just what's IN those necklaces, anyway?
Additionally, since Tavarez was DFA'd to make room for Sean Casey on the roster, I'm guessing Casey - being the nicest guy on the planet, by all accounts - feels super bad about that and has already taken it upon himself to shower Tavarez with gifts of boar meat and midget porn just so he won't feel completely out of his element, wherever he might end up. Of course, Sean Casey feels a little uncomfortable about those pastimes and he'd prefer it if Tavarez spent his downtime learning to cross-stitch or perhaps in the service of baking a perfect pear tart but really, he doesn't judge. He just wants us all to be happy. We're all god's children, after all.
So, you know, I'd rather think about that than the losing of the baseball games. Who's with me?