Originally written on World Series Dreaming  |  Last updated 2/18/13
I am a reasonable man that believes in what is observable. I don’t believe in Leprechauns, unicorns, or vampires. I believe that there is life outside of the solar system, but the odds of that life being intelligent and reaching this planet is infinitesimally small. I don’t believe in Big Foot or the Loch Ness Monster, but I will tell that I believe with absolute certainty in the existence of magic pixie dust that is tied to wearing a uniform with birds on a bat. That is why today was a joyful day to find out that Tony Campana had being traded. Not that I thought Tony Campana was the worst player ever in a Cubs uniform, sorry Neifi Perez. Or that Tony Campana brought in two lottery tickets of prospects, though I am happy about that as well. I am joyful that I found that Tony Campana had been traded to any team besides the St. Louis Cardinals. Perhaps you think it odd for a grown man to have such a conviction, but let me present you the case of Tony Womack. The St. Louis Cardinals traded for Tony Womack at the end of spring training in 2004. Womack would go on to hit .305/.349/.385 with a 91 OPS+. All of those marks represent a career high for Womack at age 34 in a season when the team was relying on Bo Hart as a major leaguer. Womack of course finished the last season with the Cubs where he hit .235/.250/.324 and after the magic pixie dust wore off with the Yankees the next season posted a .249/.276/.280 line. That is why it was a huge relief when Campana safely was sent to the NL West. Campana I am sure will have a long career as a pinch runner, but I don’t have to fear Campana on pixie dust. I say with complete sincerity that Campana would have become the most feared leadoff hitter in the game if he had been sent to St. Louis. He would have become faster than Reds uber prospect Billy Hamilton. He would have learned to bunt and walk like Brett Butler. He would have been able to hit a couple of homeruns, there is a limit to magic pixie dust. The players the Cubs got back in the trade would have become instantly hurt and the comparisons to Brock-Broglio would turn out to be true. Thankfully I can sleep well tonight knowing that will not happen. Oh Matt Garza might start the season on the DL. I guess some things don’t change.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Mexico in talks with Marcelo Bielsa for coaching job

Brady: Never thought about air pressure until refs inflated to 16 PSI

Report suggests C.J. Wilson’s teammates not happy he’s seeking season ending surgery

Clowney’s father arrested for attempted murder outside club

Report: L.A.-area venues wary of temporarily hosting NFL teams


Jimmy Graham to block for Marshawn 75 percent of time

Kobe Bryant not sure if 2015-16 is his final NBA season

Report: Arian Foster could be headed to injured reserve

Ari Fleischer: Belichick 'can get away with' shutting down media

RG3 on team's expectatons: Not asking me to be Superman

Bills' Kromer issues statement without apology

UT preview: Why the Volunteers can win the national title

WATCH: Michael Jordan embarrassed by camper over his shoes

Ray Rice: 'I can understand why some people will never forgive me'

Rod Marinelli: “Fortunate” to go through 0-16 season with Lions

WATCH: Jimmy Rollins gets big ovation in return to Philly

2015 Premier League preview: Avoiding relegation

NHL and MLB Advanced Media announce $1.2 billion deal

Knicks analyst Walt Frazier isn’t very enthused about team’s chances next season

Dave Dombrowski is out as Tigers GM

Bubba Watson’s caddie: Bubba has a ‘fear of crowds’

Melvin Gordon’s mom won’t wear his jersey this year

Waiver wire deals to keep an eye on following trade deadline

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

2015 Premier League preview: Avoiding relegation

Kris Bryant on changing to feet-first slide: ‘I only have one head’

MLB season in NY better than expected

Adrian Beltre gets mad when assaulted after HR

Lindsey Vonn shows support for Tiger

Notre Dame doesn't need a conference

Rex takes jabs at Jets' management

Sanchez: It's 'crazy' to call Chip racist

Ronda Rousey calls out Cyborg

Five most underrated players in the NFL

Five potential NFL salary cap casualties this preseason

Winners and losers of the 2015 MLB trade deadline

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker