Legendary Manager Suggests That A Baseball Trade Was A “Rape”

Dear Lou Piniella: if you “don’t want to use the word ‘rape,’” then DON’T USE THE WORD “RAPE.”

1. Lou Piniella spent almost five decades as a player/manager in Major League Baseball. Now, he’s a commentator for the YES Network, and he said this today regarding a recent Toronto Blue Jays - Miami Marlins trade.

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The trade, which sent five valuable Miami players, including All-Star Jose Reyes and pitchers Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, to the Blue Jays in exchange for five minor players, is widely viewed as a salary dump by the Marlins, selling off their best assets to save money.

3. Lou — you clearly know that using the word “rape” is a terrible, insensitive idea here. So just don’t use it!

H/T to Jimmy Traina

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