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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Bye Bye Birdie for New York Yankees: Bird now a free agent

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s Bye Bye Birdie for the New York Yankees.

First baseman Greg Bird became a free agent Wednesday after he cleared waivers and refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Bird, who turned 27 on Nov. 9, debuted on Aug. 13, 2015, and hit .261 with 11 homers and 31 RBIs in 46 games. He missed all of 2016 following surgery that Feb. 2 to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, an injury originally sustained that May with Double-A Trenton.

Bird returned to bat .451 with eight homers in spring training during 2017 but fouled a ball off his right ankle March 30, started the season 6 for 60 and went on the disabled list May 2.

For those wondering, Bring Back Birdie was a notorious disaster of the Broadway stage in the early 1980s.

 

QLE Posted: November 27, 2019 at 10:18 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: free agency, greg bird, yankees

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   1. The Yankee Clapper Posted: November 27, 2019 at 11:02 PM (#5904305)
TFA is better with accompaniment.
   2. Omineca Greg Posted: November 29, 2019 at 08:05 PM (#5904500)
Ann-Margret is so sexy. So sexy it hurts. But as a singer, not so hot.

Anyway, this headline sucks.

Should have been, "If I Leave Here Tomorrow, Would You Still Remember Me?" This Bird You'll Never Change

I have a friend in a fairly famous rock band. She says that when they first take the stage, they scan the audience for a middle aged (or older) dude wearing a Lynyrd Skynyrd t-shirt. If they see multiple people that fit that description, they pick the most overweight one. And then they play straight for that guy, they focus on him, make eye contact with him, point at him and give him the devil horn dealies. Because the sooner in your concert an overweight dude takes off his Lynyrd Skynyrd shirt and starts whirling it around, over his head, like a lasso, the better the show will go. There is 100% correlation here, there's something about topless fat guys so lost in the moment that they whip off their beloved Skynyrd shirts that drives the other audience members wild. Maybe it's the pheromones from THC and fried chicken sweat? I don't know the exact science behind it, but in all seriousness, that's what they do.

Won't you fly high, Greg Bird?
   3. "RMc", the superbatsman Posted: December 02, 2019 at 06:02 PM (#5905022)
Fun fact: Conway Twitty, known today as a country singer, was such a rock icon at the time the original play was written (1958) that the lead character, Conrad Birdie, was named after him.

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