Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Card Not Playing With Full Deck

Cards pitcher Steve Kline takes things too far by wishing Mark Prior "takes a line drive to the forehead". (thanks to redbird nation for the link) I guess this is in response to Prior hoping the Astros beat St. Louis even if it meant the Cubs losing ground in the playoff race. Say what you want about Prior's priorities, but he wasn't wishing bodily harm on anyone. Kline's comments brings a great rivalry down to the depths usually inhabited by fans like the sloth.

The AP story leaves it up in the air as to whether Kline was joking, but anyone who sees the clip will know he was serious. It sounds like he's a bit razzled by the fact the Cards will have to face Prior and his golden arm for about, um, 15 more seasons.