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With Leather’s Watch This: Baseball Fans Still Don’t Know ‘Trader’ From ‘Traitor’

By / 08.01.13

One of the little nuggets of worthlessness that was dropped around the Major League Baseball trade deadline was that the Los Angeles Dodgers, in a mostly risk-free/high-reward move to bolster the bullpen, signed former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson. Of course, Wilson hadn’t pitched since April 2012 before he had to undergo reconstructive surgery on his elbow that has kept him out of the game until his recent pitching session for scouts. And even though the Dodgers are his former team’s bitter rivals, they made an offer and Wilson would have been stupid to turn it down.

Of course, many Giants fans, like most baseball and sports fans in general, are idiots and now view Wilson as a traitor because he didn’t agree to accept less money to play for the Giants, if they even offered him a deal at all. But because stupid fans are generally just stupid, they’ve spent their time calling Wilson a “trader,” which is my absolute favorite idiot sports fan mistake.

Brian Wilson

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