The Giants (San Francisco version) have always been a little bit maverick in MLB--moving to the west coast, paying for a new stadium out of their own pocket, overpaying starting pitching (okay, maybe not so maverick on that one). Now here's another trend they're starting, and I hope it catches on: explaining their apparently boneheaded moves to their fans.
Okay, some of his explanations are a little head-scratching ("signing Barry to a one-year contract helped us pursue a long-term strategy toward getting the club back on track"), but his heart is in the right place.
More letters we'd like to see:
From Glen Taylor: "While I understand the miserable record Kevin McHale has compiled as GM of the Wolves, Kevin Garnett still likes him. So he stays."
From Scott Pioli: "When Bill [Belichick] told me to go ahead and let Vinatieri go, I swear to God I thought he was serious. I mean, come on. You try telling when he's being sarcastic. Christ."
From Gary Bettman: "...turning down ESPN to sign with the Versus network helps us pursue a long-term strategy toward getting the NHL back on track to overtake Arena League Football in popularity by the year 2013..."
Add your own letters below!