We’ve all known it was coming, but according to Tony Jackson, it’s official: Andruw Jones, aka “Hindenburg”, aka “that fat sack of crap”, aka “BOOOOOOOO!!!” is no longer a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, having been released today as agreed to when he deferred most of his salary for this season.
I, for one, hope he catches on somewhere in the National League. Rumor has it that not only is he dying to go back to Atlanta, but that he was actually seen wearing a Braves hat on television at a college basketball game the other day, though it’s unclear about Atlanta’s level of interest. Mainly, I want the chance to see him come back to Dodger Stadium and receive a welcome not seen since John Rocker’s first trip back to Shea Stadium. You think Dodger fans don’t have emotion? You just wait for that.
Which will, if past tradition holds, be quickly followed by him hitting three monstrous home runs. But that’s a worry for another time. For right now? We’re so happy you’re gone, you utter disgrace. I’m happy to be able to reuse this picture from last week, and I look forward to you being completely out of baseball by July.