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Ready to Take a Chan Again

He saw his best days with the Dodgers, but those were long over.
He was available when few other pitchers were.
He pitched for a different team every year of late.
He allowed an ERA well above his career best.
He hovered around .500 the year before we got him.
He signed with a contender that was just short enough on pitching to give him a chance.
His name made Mets fans cringe.
But Orel Hershiser enjoyed a real nice 1999 and the Mets benefited from it.
Chan Ho Park in 2007? I don't know. You never do.

5 comments to Ready to Take a Chan Again

  • Anonymous

    That horrible song has now been stuck in my head for an hour and counting. You so owe me a beer, blog brother….

  • Anonymous

    Get in line…

  • Anonymous

    I think it's actually a decent deal, because, as I understand it, it's a performance incentive driven one. So if he pitches terribly, we don't owe him all that much, and if he pitches relatively well, then good for us.

  • Anonymous

    OK, did anybody else see the video on before it got taken down? Or does anybody remember seeing Park nail somebody with a crazy Mortal Kombat flying knee kick during a brawl? Because it made me think he's awesome. I've always said we need more ninjas on this team. Look for him to surprise us this season — literally, because ninjas make no sound.

  • Anonymous

    Damn, I wish I had seen that. Can never turn down a ninja.