Thursday, September 13, 2012
Hayden Penn, 2005 Topps Updates and Highlights #UH
But on such a grand occasion, as I sprinkle dirt upon the grave of the 14-year losing skid, I find myself wanting to toast not only those suffering and star-crossed cornerstones who have been reduced to spectators, but to each and every one of the overmatched players who defined an era of infamy in Charm City.
So here's to Vladimir Guerrero, Sammy Sosa, Steve Trachsel, and the rest of the has-beens.
Here's to Matt Riley, Hayden Penn, Ryan Minor, and their failed prospect brethren.
Raise a glass to Sidney Ponson, Eric DuBose, Julio Lugo, and their criminal ilk.
Tip your hat to Danys Baez, Jorge Julio, Mike Timlin, and all of the bullpen arsonists.
Bow to Brandon Fahey, Rick Bauer, Brian Burres, and the other roster fillers.
It's been a hell of a ride, with the emphasis squarely on "hell". We're hopping off now.