Monday, April 6, 2009

Big Papi wants *what*...?


I know a lot of Red Pen, Inc. readers are Red Sox fans, so I'm sure you guys will enjoy this amusing typo found by BECKY from Apostrophe Catastrophes.

It looks like David Ortiz wants to impose a very harsh punishment for players who test positive for 'roids. He wants those players to get banged for a whole year. I imagine this punishment would really suck if the players in question were stuck banging people who are repulsive...

(Other news outlets reported that Ortiz said "Ban them for a whole year," which makes a lot more sense; we've gotta assume that "bang" is a typo here.)

Thanks, BECKY, for finding this funny mistake! To the Sawx Fans, Yanks fans, and fans of pretty much all other teams (I think it's just the Brewers and Giants fans who have to wait until Tuesday to see their favorite team's first game of the season), enjoy watching your favorite team's first game of the regular season today! Since my Phillies don't play today, I'll be cheering on my second favorite team today--the Minnesota Twins!

16 comments:

Bridgete said...

Haha! It could be a punishment...but it could not...

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

That's true! It all depends on who you're supposed to bang for that year... :)

I'm guessing the Sox game is rained out today...?

Crane said...

Today, I'm rooting for ... the Astros! (No, really. Isn't it depressing?) But at the moment, the Reds-Mets game on and I'm whining to my flatmates about David Wright's batting stance - and he strikes out! Yay! (Against Aaron Harang. Yep, he should be embarrassed.)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

LOL! Way to go there, David Wrong. ;)

Dave said...

What if the player test positive for banging? Does that mean they need to take steroids for an entire year as punishment?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hahahaha...if that's the case, then I bet a LOT more players would be on 'roids...

Bridgete said...

Yes, the Sox game totally got rained out. Sigh...

ChicagoLady said...

Go Cubbies!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Bridgete: At least the Sox didn't get snowed out like some other teams did, haha!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ ChicagoLady: Go Cubbies, indeed--especially Theriot and Lilly (since they're on my fantasy baseball teams)! :)

David said...

If the roid users were being banged by the league for a year, I would think that would mean they have very sore butts - unless they are really into that sort of thing.

michael said...

I can't believe it, my Buccos are undefeated! Quick, pop the champagne before it's over!

LadyStyx said...

*perkz* Did someone say BANG?? Bring on the BILFs (repulsive players need not apply, thanks). Damn, now I need a cold shower...and some chocolate, definitely lots and lots of chocolate.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ David: LOL! I guess having sore butts would prohibit them from playing baseball very well...

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Michael: Congrats to your Buccos! (On a Pirates-related note: I kept trying to get McLouth for one of my fantasy teams this year, but alas, it wasn't meant to be. Sigh.)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ LadyStyx: LOLOLOL!!! I'm right there with ya! I think it would be a bad idea for me to think of "bang" and "BILFs" being in the same sentence! :)