The Filibuster

You guys are awfully tough on Kyle Farnsworth. Don’t you think you’re a bit unfair sometimes?

Jessie

Springfield, MO
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farnsworth cries.jpgFirst of all my fine young friend, I want to thank you for taking the time to read our blog. Each one of our readers is a beautiful and unique snowflake and you are no different Jessie. Even if you are from Missouri.

But you know who is not a snowflake? Kyle Farnsworth. Nope, he’s an overpaid, overhyped bag of suck. On the bright side for Royals’ fans is the fact that Farnsworth hasn’t lost a game in ten days. Which is pretty good for him. However, his ERA has been steadily climbing and that’s not such a good thing. Well, unless you’re a fan of a rival AL Central team.

But to get to your question Jessie, you waggish little scamp, yes, we are tough on Farnsy. But did you ever think that maybe it’s because we love him? I mean, we’re always toughest on those we love, right? And to be fair, baseball would be a sad place without Kyle. Who would cry on camera when he finds out he’s traded? Who would constantly underwhelm us yet still receive ungodly amounts of money from each subsequent team?

Are we unfair, though? Absolutely not. He’s a public figure. I look at him like I do a politician. When a politician does something I don’t like, I have the right to criticize his or her performance because I help pay their salary. That makes them accountable to me. And when I buy a ticket to a baseball game or a new hat, I’m helping to pay the salary of all these baseball players. Do you see where I’m going with this Jessie, my intrepid little friend? If I’m paying part of your salary, I’ve earned the right to critique your performance. And to be quite frank, I would be remiss if I didn’t critique Mr. Farnsworth’s ongoing recital.

So Jessie, you impish little rascal, thank you for your insightful question but I hope the response has helped you see the light. Here at RSBS we are often tough on people and issues but we are never unfair. Except for maybe with A-Rod but that’s because he’s a d—-bag.

-A

7 Comments

No, I think you are fair to A-Rod also! lol!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

So, if Kyle Farnsworth read your blog, then would he become a snowflake? Or would he still be an overpaid, overhyped bag of suck?
Emily
http://deconstructingthoughts.mlblogs.com/

Kyle Farnsworth used to seem meaner before he went for the Rick Vaughn-meets-Barney Fife glasses while on the mound.
I would rather see him in the skull and crossbones Rick Vaughn models.
I have always loved that he throws hard, but he doesn’t always throw straight at the plate, so there is the rub.
I always love the chatter about players either being , or not being public figures in sports.
What is “off limits” and what is “on the record”.
Just ask John Rocker. Anything said to someone with a recorder or notepad will make it back into print.
I got $ 20 on that notion.
I sometimes consider myself a public figure only because if I write something scandalous or evil, I should own up to it.
But hopefully I can be anti-Farnsworth and not put my spikes in my mouth at the wrong time ( crossing fingers and toes).

Rays Renegade

http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

Poor old Farnsie. In his defense, I believe he’s no longer as overhyped as many other overpaid bags of suck. But only because he’s sucked for so long.

Steve T.
http://soxblog.mlblogs.com

He is your classic underachiever. Blessed with a unbeleivable fastball he has never reached his potential. My best memory of Farnie was when he speared Paul Wilson. That was one heckuva tackle.

Ron

http://strictlycubsbaseball.mlblogs.com/

Where’s the part about how he got bitten on the hand recently by his grandmother’s dogs (or somebody’s dogs)? That should go down in Farnsy lore!

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

Al does such a wonderful job of making our readers feel special. Wow.
–Jeff

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