Observation #1: Fernando Rodney Can Actually Throw Strikes
Wow, who knew? Not me.
Observation #2: Scott Rolen Has To Be Gay
You know how I know he's gay? Because his coming-to-the-plate music is FUCKING COLDPLAY.
A favourite topic of discussion at baseball games with friends is, if you were a major league baseball player, and you could pick music to be played as you strolled to the plate, what would it be? For me, it usually comes back to "It's Raining Men" by the Weather Girls, or "Mandy" by Barry Manilow; these picks are, obviously, for purely comedic reasons.
Scott Rolen, of the Blue Jays, made the following decision, at one point in the recent past:
Hey, you know what would be a good song to get me motivated to swing a club at a ball of yarn and leather and cork hurtling towards my body at over 90 miles per hour? A SHITTY SONG BY A BAND OF PUSSIES.
Either he has the greatest sense of humour of any baseball player in history (which I strongly doubt, having read Jim Bouton's Ball Four), or he is the lamest professional athlete this side of Rafael Palmeiro.