Earlier today, the Tampa Bay Rays signed the beloved Carlos Pena to a one-year deal reportedly worth $7.25 million. The fan response on Twitter has been an uproar of “Yay!”
Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled to have such a wonderful human being back in the Tampa Bay area. He is great for the community, philanthropically and from a fan’s perspective. Great with the media, he’s everything you could want when it comes to a genuine nice person. But I don’t want Dottie Berger-MacKinnon batting cleanup at the Trop either.…
The thing is, unless someone in the starting lineup is eating fresh kittens for every meal, I’m more concerned with their activity on the field than conduct off it. You don’t trade for someone who loves animals, right? A perfect example is newly-signed Ray Luke Scott. As CL's Mitch Perry reported, he’s been called the "Rush Limbaugh of baseball." Now people are free to think whatever they want about a person’s political leanings but, as a sports guy, I care more about what Scott does with his hands than with his mouth.