Wednesday, June 14, 2006
My "Todd Jones Policy" Paid Off Big-Time Tonight
Last week, I declared a new policy towards televised (or games that I attend) Tigers baseball games that include an appearance by Todd Jones. The policy was simply that, "I will never watch Todd Jones pitch again." The Tigers scored a run in the ninth inning Wednesday night to send the game into extra innings. Joel Zumaya came on to pitch effectively for two innings. Then, it happened. Jim Leyland brought in his favorite 6.00+ ERA-closer. Then I simply turned the game off. The result? I was spared having to watch another Todd Jones game-losing performance. Had I watched the game, I would still be screaming Jones' name in vain. However, since I didn't actually watch the debacle, it's no different than any other Tigers' loss. I invite all of you to adopt my Todd Jones policy as your own. It will save years off of your life.