Wanting to hear Josh Byrnes comment on today's trade of Anthony Rizzo, I was presented with an opportunity cost. I could listen and glean information from the Padres GM thus increasing my baseball IQ or I could ignore the interview and inevitably save 45 minutes of my life. The interview was a mere 5 minutes but I knew that some inane comment by Hacksaw would inevitably force me into blogging about it.
So here I am. Blogging about it . . .
After listening to the interview I saw this tweet by Saw:
The punctuation things are called quotation marks
. Within the quotation marks are words.
Outside of the quotation marks is a name
. What this is called is a quotation.
As literate folk we are led to believe that the person in question, Josh [
Byrnes], said the above statement.In summation:
Josh Byrnes said that he is talking about contract extensions with both Cameron Maybin and Chase Headley.
Except he didn't say that. How do I know? Well I listened.
Then I went back and listened to make sure I wasn't crazy. And then I transcribed it.Hacksaw:
It had been proposed to me, that somewhere along the line in this off-season that you would start negotiating multi-year contracts to buy out arbitration with a couple of cornerstone guys. And I don't know weather that's Maybin or weather that's Headley. Are you gonna do that? Josh Byrnes:
We've had discussion with a few guys.
How can you feed the guy names* and then quote him (rhetorical question)
? Between Scott and BR
in the morning and Hacksaw in the afternoon we are surely a charmed fan base.*There's no way Headley is getting an extension.