Monday, December 15, 2008

On a lighter note ...

This just in from Borowitz Satire Land:

Yankees Sign Iraqi Hurler
Shoe-throwing Right-hander Impresses Scouts

In their latest bid to beef up their pitching rotation for the 2009 season, the New York Yankees today signed Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zeidi to a three-year deal worth $32 million.

The right-handed al-Zeidi, 28, impressed the Yankee scouts with his performance in Baghdad yesterday when he threw both of his shoes at President George W. Bush.

While neither of the shoes hit their target, both throws "had great velocity and good movement," said Yankee owner Hank Steinbrenner.

"The first shoe was high and outside but the second one was right down the middle," Mr. Steinbrenner said.

The Yankee boss said that he was also impressed with Mr. al-Zeidi's fighting spirit when Secret Service agents tackled him.

"That could come in handy when we have a series with Boston," he said.


Elizabeth Kaeton said...

"That could come in handy when we have a series with Boston," he said.

Fat chance. ;~)

Rev. David Justin Lynch said...

Normally, I don't approve of violence, but throwing a shoe pales in comparison to the atrocities this individual committed in his official capacity. I can forgive the reporter.

JimB said...

Go White Sox!


PseudoPiskie said...

Ahem, Jim. BEARS! But the Yankees can have him. He did miss after all. 8>)

Lorian said...