John Tomase of BostonHerald.com has unintentionally cast MacPhail as Hannibal Smith with the recent article “Andy MacPhail’s plan coming together for Orioles.”
Cue the Hannibal Smith catch phrase: “I love it when a plan comes together.”
Clearly Tomase has A-Team on the brain as he describes how the Orioles “have very stealthfully, and quickly, laid the groundwork.”
Stealthfully? Quickly? Sounds like a certain group of ’80s pop culture mercenaries to me.
Besides, there’s a certain literal irony to calling the mid-market Orioles “soldiers of fortune” as they work to take down the free-spending Red Sox and Yankees.
Be it decreed: Solid personnel moves in Baltimore will now be greeted by the phrase “Andy’s on the jazz.”