See that picture? That should have been on the front page of the sports section today with a caption that read "In an awkward locker room moment Jeff Suppan actually signs for the box of bats he was recently traded for."
Sigh.....I=duped. Yesterday when I was reading blog posts on JSONLINE that seemed to imply Suppan might be on his way out of Milwaukee I tried to temper my enthusiasm. That little voice in the back of head kept saying "there's no way another team is going to take on that salary" and "not a chance the Brewers swallow 14 million dollars and cut him" and "you probably shouldn't have PBR and double stuff Oreos for lunch." Yeah. My voice is an ass. But against my better judgement I decided to allow myself to believe that the Suppan era was over. I passed out took my afternoon nap with dreams of Soup in a Padres uniform, or a Dodgers uniform. The possbilities were endless! And like a kid on Christmas morning I woke up 4 hours later and quickly realized that Santa had arrived! Only in this scenario "Santa" would be an article proclaiming a trade or release. What I was met with was a pair of socks under the tree. Suppan on the DL with a neck injury. A neck injury. Seriously Brewers? Anyone who believes that probably also believed Brett Favre twice when he said he was retired. Because the sentence "Jeff Suppan has a neck injury," and "Jon Henseler goes on a date with Heidi Klum" have about the same amount of truth to them.
So it looks like at the very least the Brewers are going to hide Suppan on the DL and avoid making a desicion on who to leave on the roster and who to cut until mid-April. Honestly is there a 162 day DL? This is like when you get an extension on a mid-term in college. You know you dodged a bullet and vow to use your second chance to work hard and make the right desicions. Except in my case it mostly meant going on a 5 day bender and being in the exact same situation one week later. How I graduated is one of the great mysteries of the world. In any case if we cut a guy like Chris Narveson to keep Suppan or Parra on the roster then we are........not......good at making roster decisions. Yeah. Because Chris Narveson has like a -2.5 ERA this spring and if we lose him to keep one of these two guys I'm calling shenanigans. Also I think I'd rather pay Jeff Suppan to sit on the DL as opposed to pitching in games at this point. This might be his most productive 15 days as a Brewer. Bonus word: sigh.
PS: I haven't been this disappointed after getting excited about something since Hulk Hogan turned heel. There was the Real American hero walking down the ramp to dispense justice all over Scott Hall and Kevin Nash. Then he leg drops Macho Man and starts the NWO. You've never seen a 13 year old Jon so quiet.
That's two TWO wrestling and baseball blogs this week ah ah ah.