As we all know, the baseball season gives us many reasons to cheer. But just as plentiful are the moments we jeer and the people who make those moments possible.
It will be those zeroes that we'll highlight every Friday in Losers of the Week.
Today's post is sponsored by Wal-Mart. "Wal-Mart. We trash burritos, not babies."
Braves’ Class AA center fielder Jordan Schafer, MLB, and anyone having anything to do with this whole HGH debacle. Here's an idea: why don't we determine exactly what unfair advantages, if any, HGH provides before we start castrating anyone who touches it? Oh, and how many calls to the anonymous steroids tipline do you think Canseco makes in a day? More on that later.
Also making this week's list is the Washington Nationals security staff and the US Secret Service. Why? For allowing these chuckleheads to run free in Nats Park without a word, question, or concern. Apparently the president's personal security is not so important anymore. And even worse, they jeopardized the safety of Maury Povich, Connie Chung, and Phil Donahue. Horrific.
And finally we have the Catholic Church, who are clearly not a fan of one of baseball's favorite giveaway: bobbleheads. To promote the arrival of the Pope, who will be holding a mass at Nationals Park, the Metro gave out Pope bobbleheads to encourage people to take public transportation. The church, of course, freaked out. The official reason?
"Our concern is that this was a bad bobblehead," said Susan Gibbs, a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Washington. "You had unauthorized merchandise, and you had a misdressed pope."
Well, what if he's a Nationals fan, huh Susan? Of course he'd wear red to the stadium. A "bad bobblehead" indeed.
And with that, I give you the offensive Pope commercial: