Jim Edmonds Skips Thursday’s Game Against Rockies to Watch LOST Finale – Teammates Don’t Really Mind
May 30, 2008
(Chicago, IL) – The Chicago Cubs’ new center fielder and former enemy number one Jim Edmonds skipped last night’s series opener against the Colorado Rockies. Was he nursing a sore back, or taking a day off to clear his mind after his pathetic start with the Cubs? It would make sense, given his lack of production.
No, he was hanging back in his Chicago condo so that he could watch the LOST season finale. And his teammates were pretty ok with it.
“I guess under normal circumstances, you’d be pretty upset to see a teammate skip a game for a TV show,” Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee said. “But Jim is pretty much the suckiest suck that ever sucked, so we’re all fine with it. In fact, we’re going to get together and buy him the dvds for the first two seasons of Heroes, and hope he gets sucked into that this summer.”
So why did Edmonds do it?
“I mean, this is LOST for crying out loud. It was a two hour season finale!” Edmonds exclaimed. “That’s two hours of mystery, suspense, action and intrigue. How could I miss that? Sure, I don’t have the foggiest idea of what’s going on – I’m starting to think there’s something unusual about this island they’re on – but I really like Jack’s thighs… er, I mean Kate’s boobs.”
To the extent Jim Edmonds really did want to stare at Evangeline Lilly’s hot body, obviously no one could blame him.
When asked why he didn’t simply Tivo the show, Edmonds replied that he “doesn’t like that voodoo,” and remarked that pausing and rewinding live TV is “the devil’s magic.”
And how about his thoughts on the landmark season four finale of LOST? “It was pretty awesome. Lots of excellent violence. We finally found out that the survivors got to the island by airplane, and Desmond found some mystery girl named Nickel.”
“Oh, oh, oh. And how about finally finding out who was in the coffin? I was convinced it was going to be Hurley’s dad. Cheech is hilarious. But the whole moving the island thing, whatever. That’s not really a big deal. I mean, it’s just floating there, so how hard could it be to move it?” Edmonds concluded by sharing that he’s “very excited” to find out who this “brand new guy Jeremy Bentham” is. Indeed.
The Cubs return to action Friday against the Rockies, but Edmonds and his antics will reportedly also miss that game, as he will be attending the Chicago premier of the Sex and the City Movie.
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