Friday, May 7, 2010

Phenom Pitcher "Rojo" Johnson pitches for the Express

This development in Astros baseball was so startling I had to depart from the video game theme for this post. The Astros' AAA affiliate Round Rock Express have been abuzz about their new phenom acquisition Bill Ray "Rojo" Johnson and he finally got to pitch in a game last night.

According to the Express website this guy, who was born in East Texas but raised in Venezuela, has an unbelievable arm, and would have been in the majors long ago if not for his fiery temper. And his recent incarceration for smuggling illegal reptiles didn't help either.

"Johnson's temper got the best of him as he unleashed a tirade in the Venezuela National Baseball Team offices, threatening harm to anyone in his sight. After trashing the offices, Johnson was physically removed from the premises. The next day, he returned with a soda bottle filled with his own urine and threw it through a window at the Venezuela Baseball offices ."

When asked about Rojo, Texas Rangers President and Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan replied "Sure, I've heard of him. He's quite the story, that's for sure. We'd be interested. No doubt about it. Quality pitching is pretty tough to come by these days. We might have to go after him just to keep someone else from snagging him up."

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Fallguy40 said...

Things are so bad in the Astros minor leagues that Will Ferrell is the most interesting prospect we got.

BTW, on my page, I'm going to post a link to a baseball interview I saw the other day with Dustin Pedroia. It's one of the best quotes I've ever seen a ballplayer make about himself.

Fallguy40 said...

never mind. i can't find the video link. it will have to wait until next week.