Sunday, January 22, 2006

Sunday Sports Stories

Over at McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Teddy Wayne rewrites history's most lopsided trades as renegotiated by Oakland A's GM Billy Beane.
Original Trade: Boston Red Sox trade Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $125,000 (1920).

Beane Trade: Red Sox also acquire rights to high-school star Lou Gehrig, California kindergartner Joe DiMaggio, and unborn son of semipro player and zinc miner Mutt Mantle; as part of three-way deal, the word "curse" is expunged from the Oxford English Dictionary.

In Seattle news, Sonics hire ex-All-Star Schrempf as assistant. Does our very own Detlef have anything to say about that?

Finally. Go Seahawks!