RSBS Presents: It Could Have Been Worse

Although the respective baseball careers of Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon took a huge hit this past week with the announcement of fifty game bans for each player, they can still count themselves as being lucky.  Fifty games?  That means they have to sit out the rest of the season and then come back next year.  Sure, they’ll have that “cheater” label pasted on them but that doesn’t mean some team won’t go ahead and pick them up anyway.  No, it could have been w hole lot worse.  In fact, that’s why RSBS is using this opportunity to bring you the latest installment of the hard-hitting series, RSBS Presents.  This time, RSBS Presents: It Could Have Been Worse.

They could have ruined precious artwork:

In Spain, an octogenarian parishioner took it on herself to restore a 19th Century fresco by Elias Garcia Martinez.  When you take a close look at the before and after, you see that she might have missed a couple details.  You know, like the eyes:

And the mouth.  And pretty much the entire face.

They could have created a royal scandal:

Not content with getting schooled by Ryan Lochte in a pool at a Vegas club, Prince Harry, the third in line for the British throne let me remind you, managed to get his naked self snapped in photos with young women in equal states of undress.

Sure, he’s not the king.  And at this rate, that’s probably a good thing.  It’s hard for your subjects to take you seriously once they’ve seen the royal jewels and scepter.

They could have picked the entirely wrong career:

Remember when Dave Chappelle played the blind white supremacist on his eponymously named show?  Well, that kind of happened in real life this past week when the leader of an anti-Semitic party in Hungary discovered that he was Jewish.  And if that wasn’t bad enough, he also found out that maternal grandparents were holocaust survivors.  Sure, a fifty game ban may suck but finding out that you are the person you hate and giving up all your neo-Nazi street cred?  That’s a tough pill to swallow.

So there you have it.  Melky and Bartolo messed up but they’ll live to fight another day.  Well, unless they accidentally try restoring the Willie Mays statue.  MLB don’t like it when people mess with Willie.

-A

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