Posts Tagged ‘Calgary Vipers’

I Was Once Traded For Six Geometry Textbooks*

Sometimes, the stories write themselves (other times, they’re written by the AP):

The Calgary Vipers of the Golden Baseball League couldn’t get newly signed pitcher John Odom into Canada for immigration reasons. And the Laredo Broncos of the United League were willing to take a cheap gamble on a pitcher.

Oh, and the Vipers really, really wanted some new bats.

And so Odom, about a month after being acquired by a Canadian team, found himself Tuesday on the roster of a team on the Mexican border. All for the price of 10 Prairie Sticks Maple Bats, double-dipped black 34-inch C243 style.

According to the story, the bats for which Odom was traded are valued at about $65.50 in the quanity provided.  His services are worth about $655.

*Not true, but the thought of my boss calling me into her office and breaking the news to me makes me chuckle.