August 24, 2006

Pluto Sent Down to Minors:: MLB.com gets its Onion on.

posted by holden to baseball at 08:27 PM - 25 comments

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posted by Ufez Jones at 08:37 PM on August 24

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posted by Joey Michaels at 09:21 PM on August 24

No, no, no.... I had Pluto on my fantasy team.

posted by MrFrisby at 09:31 PM on August 24

WTF?

posted by hawkguy at 09:31 PM on August 24

that's awesome.

posted by emoeby at 09:40 PM on August 24

Meh, sounds a little Goofy to me.

posted by tommytrump at 09:50 PM on August 24

/applause

posted by grum@work at 10:29 PM on August 24

Whatever. A 75 year planet streak seems pretty pathetic next to, say, Earth, which has, what, like a billion? Pluto was the utility infielder of planets. Nobody ever paid this much attention to Kiko Garcia.

posted by BullpenPro at 10:41 PM on August 24

Pluto, it's been nice knowing you. You had to work harder than everyone else in the lineup, always with more ground to make up, a study in perseverance. Is it a coincidence that David Eckstein hasn't been seen since Pluto got sent down?

posted by holden at 10:44 PM on August 24

It always stinks getting sent to the minors, but keep your head up, they are still calling you a planet.

posted by Psycho at 11:42 PM on August 24

I'll miss pluto. He was a scrappy lil' guy.

posted by justgary at 02:35 AM on August 25

Pluto was the utility infielder of planets Surely you mean outfielder, given the distance to home plate?

posted by owlhouse at 02:43 AM on August 25

It takes Pluto 248 years to make one orbit of the sun (and for twenty years of that, it is actually the eighth planet out as it cuts inside Neptune's orbit). Seems a bit of a knee-jerk reaction to relegate the wee fella at the bottom of the third.

posted by JJ at 06:36 AM on August 25

Pfft. Pluto sucked. You know who can slide right in and take it's place? The Moon. Any moon. Saturn has like, thirteen moons that will do. Just don't touch the big black rectangle that hangs out around them.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:13 AM on August 25

Sound like if Pluto can round out its game, it might be back.

posted by fabulon7 at 08:14 AM on August 25

Surely you mean outfielder, given the distance to home plate? Good call. Replace Kiki Garcia with Ken Landreaux. It takes Pluto 248 years to make one orbit of the sun Proof that you can be too small and too slow and NOT be labeled scrappy. Clock is definitely running on that moon-entourage dropping Pluto like A-Rod on a routine grounder.

posted by BullpenPro at 08:15 AM on August 25

Wow. I cant believe that this actually made it onto the mlb.com website...

posted by Kendall at 09:55 AM on August 25

Wow. I cant believe that this actually made it onto the mlb.com website... You took the words right out of my mouth. I mean, I was shocked, disgruntled, even a bit saddened when I linked in to space.com to read this article. You can tell Thursdays are slow days in the MLB.

posted by timdawg at 10:34 AM on August 25

What goes around, comes around. I'm sure Pluto will get a chance in some other other (solar) system. Afterall the guy's got ice in his veins. Sure he was out there, but no more so than Mark Fidrych or so many others. Ok, I'm all out.

posted by scully at 01:00 PM on August 25

That was pretty funny. Kinda sad you found that on the MLB website though.

posted by kidrayter2005 at 02:03 PM on August 25

Mother Very Easily Made Jelly Sandwiches Under No ........ Man, that's gonna mess me uP!

posted by wolfdad at 03:07 PM on August 25

oh, one more... I assume he was sent down to the Ursa Minors.

posted by scully at 03:31 PM on August 25

It's obvious he'll never be a star.

posted by SummersEve at 04:00 PM on August 25

I suppose 2003 UB313 will be called up to take Pluto's spot.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:12 PM on August 25

So, is this a final decision, or is it possible that Pluto would be able to pull something out of Uranus, and get back in the game?

posted by tommytrump at 11:37 AM on August 28

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