I don’t really care that the Tigers have a new catcher, and I don’t even really care that Ryan is on my Scoresheet team and that I can now actually use him (I have kind of abandoned management of my Scoresheet team and am letting it drift like a ghost ship). No, the reason why I link this is because I got a chuckle out of the way Lee at Tiger Tales wrote this:
Sources close to Dusty Ryan are reporting that The Tigers have called up the young backstop from Toledo to presumably replace Dane Sardinha as the backup catcher.
“Sources close to Dusty Ryan?” THE Dusty Ryan? Does he know there’s a mole in his entourage? How was the security perimeter breached? In light of it, will the varying factions of the greater Dusty Ryan community now struggle for access and proximity to Ryan’s inner circle, and maybe even the man himself? Such intrigue!
OK, forgive me. I don’t mean for a second to make fun of Tiger Tales here — and good for them for the scoop. I’m just really, really loopy after a very long week with very little sleep, and that phrase just struck me funny.