Monday, March 23, 2009

Cup o' Joe

Joe taking a break while working
the drive thru at one of
Goodyear's many Starbucks
GOODYEAR, AZ - Mark Shapiro has been working diligently this last offseason to put the disappointment of 2008 behind him and build for a successful 2009 campaign. So when the poster boy for 2008 let down, Joe Borowski strolled into the Indians brand new facilities in Goodyear, Shapiro was more than a little irritated.

Joe was quickly escorted off the premises and security was informed that he not be allowed back again. Shapiro was quoted as saying "I've worked too damn hard to get this team, especially the bullpen, going in the right direction for this year. I don't need Mr. Chicken-Wire-And-Bubble-Gum-Arm* bringing any bad Karma in here!"

LFL caught up with Borowski later that week while he was taking a break from working the drive-thru at a local Starbucks. The first obvious question was "Why are you working at Starbucks?" Seems Joe was not so good with his money during his 10 plus years in the majors. He explained, "I thought it would go on a little longer...they [the Indians] gave me the impression I would be there awhile...I mean, after that Boston game, if a team still stands by you why would you think they would ever give up on you?" As far as being kicked out of Goodyear, Joe has this response: "I just wanted to say hi to my friends...that Shapiro can be such a jerk."

*Credit To Paul Cousineau @ The DiaTribe for the word combination to explain Borowski's arm make up.