Reports out of San Francisco say that Giants pitcher Barry Zito will return to the starting rotation today against the Pirates. So, if he was sent to the bullpen but never made an appearance, was he ever a relief pitcher? These are the questions that keep me up at night.
Anyway, we all know what’s on the line for Zito: An 0-6 record, a 7.53 ERA and any shred of dignity or sanity he might have left.
I, for one, hope he continues to get bombed, even though the value of my signed Barry Zito baseball card will continue to plummet like Ron Paul’s chances of winning the Republican nomination (Really, I didn’t even know he was still on the ballot).
Every start he makes is such a train wreck. It’s quite amazing. All we need to do is think of some kind of drinking game we can do during a vintage (awful) Zito start.
Perhaps every time he throws a fastball under 85 miles per hour there’s a drink. And every time he has that “This is not gong to end well” look on his face there’s another. I don’t know, I’m just tossing ideas against the wall.