The Ladies… play MLB GM: Call up Lenny DiNardo?

If I had a nickel for every time I wanted to do Royals General Manager Dayton Moore’s job, I’d have…a shitload of nickels. I’d love to think GMDM totally reads all the Royals blogs out there, and considers our suggestions. That’s proooobably not the case at all, but just in case: Hey GMDM, call up Lenny DiNardo! He could help your bullpen! And he’s a lefty!

Oh, and…he looks like this:

We have the Omaha World Herald to thank for this work of art.

We have the Omaha World Herald to thank for this work of art.

Yes. He's looking RIGHT AT YOU.

Yes. He's looking RIGHT AT YOU.

DiNardo started the year in the Omaha Royals (Triple-A) bullpen, but moved to the rotation in late April when saber-nerd Brian Bannister was called back up to the big club. In parts of five seasons in the Majors, he’s been used as both a starter and a reliever, and he’d be a nice – and much-needed – addition to Trey Hillman’s arsenal of lefties.

Come on, Dayton. Can you say no to this face?

Come on, Dayton. Can you say no to this face?

I, uh, may have taken this myself on Friday. I had good seats, in other words.

I, uh, may have taken this myself on Friday. I had good seats, in other words.

He’s had a fabulous season at Omaha so far. If he were called up, I’d miss watching him pitch as part of my job with that team,  but I’d get over when I saw him bolster a bullpen that has been miserable. Ron Mahay is probably a great guy, and he has a beautiful family and all, but you can’t keep pumping innings out of him just because he’s left-handed. John Bale is John Bale, and has always been John Bale.  And that’s it for the southpaw relievers in Kansas City.

This season is a lost one. Some are saying this team, despite having one of the best starters and one of the best closers in baseball, could flirt with 100 losses. It cannot possibly hurt to give this deserving fellow a chance.

Pitching six shutout innings on July 29. Photo by me.

Lenny pitching six shutout innings on July 29. Photo by me.

Yeah. Those pants sure are...pants.

Yeah. Those pants sure are...pants.

Ignore Bronson Arroyo there on the right. This is all about the Italian...something that rhymes with Italian.

Ignore Bronson Arroyo there on the right. This is all about the Italian...something that rhymes with Italian.

5 thoughts on “The Ladies… play MLB GM: Call up Lenny DiNardo?

  1. HAHAHA oh Arroyo… I have no words.
    Sorry I know this comment has nothing to do with your post, but I couldn’t help my Cincinnati self. We’ve got to take our laughs where we can get ‘em at this point.

  2. Can I call up Lenny? Lenny, please come to my house. You are needed. I have… furniture that…needs moving around…or something.

    Sorry. It was the guitar that did it.

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