This was the toughest category yet, there was much debate...but only one winner.
1) Brett Myers for his wife-slapping beatdown of that scrumptious little morsel, Kim Myers. This arrest was great for the debate around the Phlogosphere. It allowed self-righteous losers who are completely out of touch with reality the opportunity to perch themselves firmly atop their proverbial soap-boxes and shout nonsense like:
- Myers should be suspended for the season, and then released outright from the team.
- trade him to KC. I don't care what [they] get back.
- cutting him (or trading him for nothing) would not be foolish.
- It isn't just the moral thing to do to suspend him/release him, it's the economic thing. The Phillies fans will not support Myers
We here at WSBGM's took this stance:
- We here at WSBGM's are taking a hard stand and will be opposing domestic violence. That's right. We are NOT for it.
- ...Incidents like this, right or wrong, tend to get "forgotten." There are guys who have been charged with the same thing, but it takes Google to remember who they were. And we here at WSBGM's aren't the type to call for a guys head now, then love him later. When we call for the axe, we mean it (hear that Bell & Lieberthal?) So I think it is prudent to play the waiting game on this one.
- Of course, maybe it wasn't even his wife. Maybe it was just Joe Kerrigan in a wig!?
The aforementioned lunatics ended up completely wrong and looking like, well, pompous, self-righteous, know-nothing blowhards. We ended up looking, well, very similar, except less self-righteous, which is pretty much what we were shooting for.
2) Ugueth Urbina for his South American legal troubles- so maybe he wasn't technically still on the Phillies roster, but they were the last team he played for before he decided to attempt to turn some farm workers into Roman candles. Machetes, gasoline, handgun disputes, Venezuelan prison - it has all the makings of a classic.
Derek Bell and his Operation Crack-pipe. Former Bucco money-stealer....errr....right fielder....err....operation shutdown-er was arrested for crack possession. I guess he thought crack cocaine addiction would land him an ESPN job, but since he didn't play for the Dallas Cowboys, it didn't quite work out that way. Given Bell's hitting ability, especially late in his career, I'm shocked that he had the hand-eye coordination to hold the pipe and work the lighter at the same time. As Rick James said, "Cocaine...it's a helluva drug." Damn straight, Rick.
The message: Don't do drugs kids...unless you absolutely have to...or you're bored.