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Luis Aparicio's No. 11 to be un-retired for Vizquel

Feb 8, 2010, 2:20 PM EDT

Omar cage.jpgI haven’t gotten this misty since Apollo Creed let Rocky wear his red white and blue trunks for the Clubber Lang rematch:

The White Sox announced Monday that Aparicio has given his consent for
Omar Vizquel to wear No. 11 in his first year with the White Sox, as
the number will be un-retired by the organization for Vizquel to wear
in tribute.

“If there is one player who I would like to see wear my uniform
number with the White Sox, it is Omar Vizquel,” said Aparicio in his
statement released Monday.  “I have known Omar for a long time.  Along
with being an outstanding player, he is a good and decent man.”

Now all that needs to happen is for Aparicio to come out of retirement, get taken out on the turn at short by the baseball equivalent of Ivan Drago, die from his injuries, have Omar train like a madman to some bad Robert Tepper song and then take revenge “like piece of iron.”

Which raises the question: who’s the baseball equivalent of Ivan Drago?

Which raises another question: when is Bill Simmons gonna sue me for stealing his shtick?

  1. The Common Man - Feb 8, 2010 at 2:32 PM

    Currently, Kyle Banks? Going back a bit, given his admitted use, McGwire? Or even further back, Brian Downing?

  2. BC - Feb 8, 2010 at 2:32 PM

    My vote is Chris Young. He’s about the same size as Drago.
    http://mlb.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=432934

  3. BC - Feb 8, 2010 at 2:35 PM

    On second thought, maybe James Shields as Drago. Kind of a big guy, and he has the tempermant for it:
    http://i49.tinypic.com/35cr8k7.gif

  4. Church of the Perpetually Outraged - Feb 8, 2010 at 2:46 PM

    Which raises another question: when is Bill Simmons gonna sue me for stealing his shtick?

    Probably around the same time he’s going to be funny again, the day after never =\

  5. JE - Feb 8, 2010 at 2:46 PM

    Since you brought up Rocky III, Craig, kindly educate me: why was Paulie managing Rocky in the first Clubber Lang fight after Mickey suffered the heart attack? Was that other gray-haired dude just a potted plant? Jeez, even today’s NFL third-string halfback has a bigger entourage!

  6. Morgan W - Feb 8, 2010 at 2:50 PM

    Please god….can someone please write something about Jim Bowden and his new ‘GM’s Corner’ on Fox. Make fun of it, it should be easy. Why and how is this tool and his hnady-cam on the internet???? Make it stop.

  7. Omar Minaya - Feb 8, 2010 at 3:51 PM

    They asked me to host GM Corner, but Bowden took less money than I did.

  8. motherscratcher - Feb 8, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    “…Along with being an outstanding player, he is a good and decent man.”
    and thorough.

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