03/09/2005: "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." --Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
We've just heard that the St. Louis Cardinals have converted left handed pitcher Rick Ankiel to left fielder Rick Ankiel. A quick glance at the Cardinals' active roster confirms that news. Making the switch even more interesting is that Ankiel is out of options, and must either make the major-league roster out of spring training or be placed on the waiver wire; it's not a given that he can be sent down to the minors to develop as a hitter.
If that isn't the weirdest fucking baseball news I've heard in years, it's certainly in the top three.
Len on 03.09.05 @ 06:56 PM CST