posted on June 13, 2007 14:24
PADRES!!! Score Major Free Agent Victory
Ted "Costa Rica" Spilseth is Coaxed Out of Retirement
In a move that
re-shocked the entire wiffle community, the PADRES of the Hopkins West division
managed to entice Ted Spileth from his L.A. home to rejoin the team in Minnesota
this summer. After the PADRES annual endorsement meeting, Ted "Costa Rica"
Spilseth inked an incentive-laden deal to get him back in the league.
Wiffles on the horizon: Ted "Costa
Rica" Spilseth is leaving Los Angeles to return to Minnesota
for comment, team General Manager Bryan "Shirls" Shirley said: "We have been struggling
at the plate and having issues with players not showing up for games. Last
week’s game we were down to three players and next week looks to be more of the
same. We need some more bodies out there, especially in this heat!"
In last week’s
game two loss to the White Sox the fatigue was apparent as the PADRES looked exhausted
on the field. No place was this more clear that on the hill where Jim
"Westy" West looked like he was struggling "I just had nothing left. NOTHING."
This move was
said to be aided by Westy who has known Ted since eighth grade. "I made a
personal appeal. We needed to do something to add a spark to the lineup."
Ted and Jim had been teammates on the 2004 Brewers.
Ted had signed
with the PADRES before the 2006 season only to retire from wiffle ball and move
to Los Angeles.
can use Ted’s bat and arm as they attempt to get back into the playoff race.
Ted has 29 career homeruns in 207 at bats with an on base percentage well over .400.
Ted’s pitching was just as impressive, finishing second in the city in 2005 with
a 1.68 ERA and a league leading .95 BB/6 innings rate. Ted’s control, both on the
mound at the plate will be a welcome addition to the team.
to join the team in time for the June 25th game against the Cardinals at Hopkins