Beer Leaguer passed along the sordid tale earlier today of Phillies SP Brett Myers being arrested in Boston for punching his wife, Kim. Details aren’t available, but suffice to say, the argument over whether or not interleague play has run its course can become very heated amongst couples (and I speak from personal experience).
Without wishing to seem cavalier about the serious subject of spousal abuse, Myers’ bust does give us an opportunity to select the All-Time Wife Beater All-Stars. Atlanta’s Bobby Cox can skipper the squad, and Julio Lugo is firmly ensconced at 2B, as is Darryl Strawberry in right. Will Cordero and the late Kirby Puckett are both pretty versatile (though Kirby might have to settle for DH). Further nominees, please!
(With apologies to Kim Ng, there’s only one choice for GM of this virtual team : Tawny Kitaen).