Posted by Ian Riccaboni, Tue, December 18, 2012 07:00 AM Comments: 6
From willcorr91 via Twitter: Now that Hamilton is off the market, who’s next on the short list of free agents?
Let’s address the title of this mailbag first: the Mega Powers Explode was the subtitle of Wrestlemania V, the Wrestlemania where the Mega Powers, Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage, reached a boiling point and fought each other over the WWF title, and more importantly, the love of Elizabeth. How it relates to this mailbag and this question? Eric Seidman and I have vastly different opinions to this question.
Eric is like Hulk Hogan when it comes to talking baseball – he’s stable, his actions are reasonable, he’s got a tremendous Twitter following, and he’s generally right on the money. I see myself as “Macho Man” Randy Savage – I sometimes have wild, reactionary opinions to Phillies news (“Get Excited About Chad Qualls“), wear sequined robes, and depending on the article, I’m either with or against Eric. Eric’s piece about Scott Hairston or Laynce Nix being a cheaper and possibly as effective solution to the Phillies’ outfield situation was way too rational for my tastes. This was the equivalent of the Macho Man being completely befuddled by Hulk Hogan’s completely rational helping the lovely Miss Elizabeth up after she was knocked to the mat by the giant Akeem on the Main Event in February 1989.
I’m not going to doctor footage like the Macho Man did and maniacally attempt to discredit Eric – I agree with him and the premise of his article, which I read as this: a combination of Hairston, Nix, and John Mayberry would likely produce the same result as the Phillies signing Cody Ross. But, that’s not the move I would make. I’d make the Macho Man move, much like he made in 1989 with his world title: I’m taking my ball and going into battle with the guys I have.