Okay, so I know that this one seems pretty cut and dry- Lucroy said he wanted to go to a contender. The Tribe have the best record in the AL, Lucroy said thanks but no thanks, Lucroy is a liar- OR IS IT?
Here’s the thing, Lucroy said he wanted to go to a contender. Contender is defined as “a team that has an actual legitimate chance to win a championship,” or something like that, I don’t feel like looking it up but you get the idea.
The Indians are in first place and yeah, traditionally that would mean they have a pretty solid chance to win a title. TRADITIONALLY. But last time I checked, which was just now, the Indians play in CLEVELAND, and TRADITIONALLY the city of Cleveland doesn’t win shit.
Sure, the Cavs just took home an NBA championship, so if you are one of the people who considers that a major sport then sure, they just won a major sports championship. Really, though, that just strengthens my argument. You think that there is really any way that God or Darwin or Bill Simmons or Harambe or that rapper I’m vaguely aware of who curses people on twitter dot com or whoever it is that decides who wins championships is going to let the city of Cleveland get multiple championships in a calendar year? I think not.
Just ask the republicans, they thought that they were a contender, in that they were hoping to come away with a championship in the form of a viable presidential candidate, but then they got a little too much Cleveland on them, and what they got was an overgrown oompa loompa who realized that he has no idea how to actually be president and asked John Kasich if he would consider doing the whole “presidenting” part for him.
Kasich, having previously expressed a desire to join a team that could contend for president, went back on his word and refuesed to go to Cleveland. Pretty much the exact same thing as Lucroy (actually worse since Kasich is technically in charge of Cleveland), but nobody is calling Kasic a hypocrite or a liar.
(Kasich is a politician so there are probably thousands of people calling him a hypocrite and a liar but never mind that’s not the point.)
So at the end of the day, the fact is that Lucroy wanted to go to a CONTENDER. Sure, the Indians may have a good team, but they have no real chance of winning a title because, as we discussed, Cleveland.
So, at the end of the day, it’s easy to say that Lucroy is a liar, but is he really? I think that anyone saying that needs to take a look at a dictionary and at John Kasich.
And in the mirror because yeah, he obviously just didn’t want to move to Cleveland and can you blame him? You can’t because you wouldn’t either. Who is the hypocrite now?