Bullpen members are supposed to put out fires, not fan the flames and douse them with grain alcohol. Nobody told the Indians relief crew, though. Patrick at Knuckle Curve gets the scoop:
CLEVELAND, OH - Heartening news for Indians fans tonight, as word has just come down that the entire Indians relief corps has been placed under arrest for arson. The group was apprehended after a particularly egregious episode of firestarting behavior while on national television late Monday night, during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Brewers were trailing by 4 runs in the top of the 8th inning, 12-8. As the score indicated, both teams were hitting the ball well. "We really felt like our guys were giving us a chance to win up there at the plate," said beleaguered Indians manager Eric Wedge. "You usually feel pretty comfortable with your chances to pick up a win when you put up 12 like that."
And yet somehow, Kerry Wood was only involved as an accessory. Who said satire was dead? Oh right, I did. Well I was only partly right.