Baines is ... honored, maybe?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Baines is ... honored, maybe?

. Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Harold Baines is as impressed as we are.

Today, since we're so bitter about last night's hideous loss, we're going to pick on the red-headed stepchild of Chicago sports. And I believe you all know who that is.

As if you need a reason to once again drop to your knees and thank Harry that you are a Cubs fans, take a look at the photograph above. Sox ... umm ... "legend" Harold Baines received his very own statue - probably because the South Siders figure he's the best they're going to do legend-wise for awhile. Sure, we had Mark Grace, Ryne Sandberg, Rick Sutcliffe, and Andre Dawson during that era, but they've got ... Harold Baines.

And frankly, poor Harold. They've immortalized him in perhaps the ugliest jersey in the city's sporting history. Of course, that would be a close race between those Atari unis and the FUCKING SHORTS they wore in the '70s.

No, this is not a church league softball team. It is a professional baseball team - at least technically.

Anyway, while we honor Ernie and Harry with representative statues, the Sox slap an ugly-ass Harold Baines on the concourse of that strip mall they call a park.

Now Ozzie and the boys had to wear these unibortions on Sunday, and their malign presence led to an ugly 8-7 loss to the KC Royals - the Pittsburgh Pirates of the AL. Afterward, Ozzie was asked about the uniforms, most likely because they stood out more than any of the Sox's pitchers that day. He said:

"This is the first time I've worn this uniform that I wasn't hung over."

Well-played, Guillen. You win this round.