Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Lesser Known Option for Mike Mussina

Over at the Confessions of a She-Fan blog, Jane discussed the two options that Mike Mussina has, whether a return to the Bronx or to stay in Montoursville and retire. But what many don't know is that Mussina has a lesser known third option that could appeal to him. This option consists of Mussina growing a mustache, and showing up to a Yankee tryout camp in a poncho under the assumed name of Miguel Mussina. He then signs a minor league contract and pitches his way from Single A Tampa to the Majors where he then helps lead the Yankees to their next World Series championship. Miguel wins the Rookie of the Year award, and the World Series MVP. This plan has some faults, namely that he would take a severe pay cut, none of his wins would bring him closer to 300, and he would have to go through the rookie hazing that the Yankees do each year, but besides that its flawless.

I really hope Moose comes back, but I respect his decision either way. Not too many players know when to quit, and very few would go out on top, but what better way to end a career? Its better to go out with a season like this than to go out 10-13 with a 5.23 ERA.

2 comments:

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com said...

Thanks for the shout-out about my Man from Montoursville post. (Didn't that Chinese food look kind of good?) I guess Moose will retire and I'll have to start exploring the hometowns of other Yankees.

Fernando Alejandro said...

What's in Kalamazoo? I would assume a lot of gangster.