How'd you like to be Mark DeRosa?
Frequent commenter Bud sent a link yesterday which said the Yankees are now interested.
In that story, they say a dozen (12, twelve) teams want him.
Joe Girardi wants him to spell Johnny Damon in left, Charlie Manuel wants him to play third, Tony LaRussa wants him to stay, Marty Scorsese wants him for a gangster movie, the Bears want him at left tackle...and you and I wish he was just still a Cub.
Just the other day somebody asked me how he got traded, and I'm pretty sure if I looked back on this blog I could find out... something about left handed and Jake Peavy and bad batting during the playoffs and...it's all just smoke now. I looked at them and said, "I have no idea."
Now I look at Mark DeRosa and all his talents, and I look at how the MLB has become such a gigantic money making scheme and I think...one day? It'll totally be possible for a guy like DeRo to play for every team.
It's the next step after they do away with umpires.
They'll come up with the "rover" position. (It'll make people who think the DH is an abomination just walk in front of trains.)
There could only be 8 of them per league - no pitchers - and Scott Boras' son will have figured out how each of the 8 would have the first billion dollar contracts.
So pretend we're way in the future but DeRo is like he is right now.
He plays 2nd for the Cubs on Monday afternoon, then walks across the field to travel with the Cards to their 3 game series in Los Angeles. He plays 3rd for the Cards the first two games, but then gets a call from a Steinbrenner saying he's gotta rest his left fielder's legs - can he fly to New York tomorrow.
When you're the Rover, you get to do what you want.
He plays left for the Yankees and gets a call from Milwaukee - the Brewers need him at first base.
He says no, not really and keeps playing for the Yankees, and while there does a couple photo shoots.
Then it's stone crab season in Florida, so he flies down there and just hangs on the bench - the Fish didn't really need a rover today.
And then when the playoffs come, there's some kind of coin toss for each of the rovers.
And of course the Cubs choose tails and get Aaron Miles.
Okay, enough rambling.
ps: I just went on Google images and typed in things like "Obama" and "Girls in bikinis" and blatantly used photos I found there. If one of them is yours and you're angry I did it let me know and I'll take it out of the gif.