These two people are oddly linked. They hate each other. Neither plays baseball. They are from different countries. Who are these two mystery "athletes?"
George W. Bush and Muntadhar al-Zeidi.
For those of you who don’t know who George Bush is, he is a Republican politician that has won two ****** ** elections.
For those of you who don’t know who Muntadhar al-Zeidi is, he threw his shoes at Bush when he visited Iraq recently to see how bad the war was going.
George Bush had the best dodge I’ve ever seen from a president. Actually, New York Times author Toby Harden wrote an article about it being a "class act."
“Not only did he duck two fast-moving and pretty well aimed pieces of footwear but he discreetly waved away his lead Secret Service agent, who was ready to bundle him out of the room. Bush then quipped: ‘That was a size 10 shoe he threw at me you may want to know.’”
Later on that day, Bush went on to say:
“So what if the guy threw his shoe at me?...I didn't feel the least bit threatened by it.”
In Iraq, having shoes thrown at you is like if you get the finger here in America. It is an extreme insult.
Bush would be a great fielder, with very fast reflexes. He has experience pitching (He often throws out first pitches at Red Sox games,) so he has a good arm.
If the Yankees sign Bush, their hole at catcher may be filled. With Bush’s arm and reflexes, he makes the perfect backstop.
Muntadhar al-Zeidi will be the Yankees new five pitcher. His arm was a great shoe-hurling arm, so put a baseball in his fist, and he may get good velocity.
He also had good movement on the shoe he threw at Bush. Kid has a curve ball!
Although, having two bitter rivals on the same team may lead to some clubhouse problems. Trust me; having cleats hurled at you hurts a lot more than a size ten leather shoe. I know from experience.
So, the Yankees will have two more great players on their team.