There’s a charming little ditty in the Metro this morning (found via Baseball Think Factory) about Erik Hinske (seen at right trying to come to terms with the bittersweet joy of finally making it to the playoffs at the cost of turning to the dark side) crying after the Packers’ loss:
Ever seen a grown man cry because his favourite team lost a playoff game and his favourite player was the goat? And ever see a grown man’s tears turn into icicles?
Well, sources swear all of the above happened Sunday evening to Eric Hinske, the former Blue Jay who lives near Green Bay and is a lifelong fan of the Packers. Hinske was at the Pack’s 23-20 overtime loss to the New York Giants in Sunday’s NFC final and I’m told that, when the quarterback he worships, Brett Favre, threw an interception that led to the Giants’ game-winning field goal, tears literally streamed down the baseball player’s face. It was so cold that, I’m told, those tears became icy and wound up being picked off his face.
Unfortunately, this comes from Marty York and the “sources” inside his head, who last informed you that the Jays were “seriously considering” pursuing both Clemens and Andy Pettitte this off-season. That makes me about 99% sure this otherwise entirely plausible story never happened. I’m also no longer entirely sure the Packers actually lost, and am going to have to confirm that water actually passes into a solid state when cooled. Damn you, Marty York, for making me question my fundamental grip on reality.