Anna Benson Claims Her Special Talents Struck Fear into New York Mets

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterNovember 17, 2011

Who doesn't love a curvaceous woman? According to Anna Benson, the New York Mets. 

Benson is doing what a lot of sports wives are doing nowadays, she is going to feature on a VH1 reality show based on female fighting. Well, that is merely my cynical take on it, but it is hardly far from the truth. 

"Baseball Wives" is a new take on the hit show "Basketball Wives." Benson, wife of former Major League pitcher Kris Benson, sat down with The New York Post to dish on her new show and, as it seems, the real reason that the Mets parted ways with Benson. 

Here is her well-nuanced description on why the Mets traded her husband in 2006. 

They were scared of my big fun bags. They were afraid they were too big, and they were going to obstruct the view of the fans seeing the game. Plus they were intimidated by them themselves. So they had to trade him, I guess. I don’t know why you would trade a stud pitcher. I don’t know why it became about me. But it kind of makes me feel good that they were intimidated by me.

If only I thought she were joking. There is a part of me that actually thinks she believes the words that are coming out of her mouth. 

Let us forget everything about her breasts being the reason a Major League franchise traded one of their pitchers. Let's forget that she thinks they are so large they would distract the man in the aisle behind her trying to watch the Mets lose another game. 

What I find ridiculous is that she called Kris Benson a stud pitcher. Now that is ridiculous, silly and just plain loony. 

Let's just say that Benson's 4.13 ERA in 2006 actually tells a better story than what the year was in 2005. 

Benson enjoyed two hobbies that year and every year until his retirement: getting hit and giving up runs. I think that may have played a small role into the Mets finding Benson disposable. 

Now as for your "fun bags," the Mets should have instead signed those to a five-year deal worth $20 million. Now that would make sense. 

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