The plight of Carlton Karros Topic

Former AA gold glove award winner Carlton Karros was signed by the Pittsburgh Jack Sparrows (Riley) yesterday.  The 44 yo 1st baseman has been out of professional baseball for 11 seasons, yet he has refused to retire.  Rookie League bench coach Russ Rogers hasn't slept in 2 days and with the demands of ownership to start him and has decided to stand in front of a pitching machine.

Karros, who went to stand up at the press conference and accept his jersey, collapsed from exhaustion and injured his hip.  As a result, the Jack Sparrows have set up the bullpen cart to be next to the dug out so they can stretcher him out to the plate for his at bats. 

"This is the best day of my life", quoted Karros reading from his statement using his trifocals and talking through his ventilator.  "I can't wait to show the world what I got!"

The Jack Sparrows will be starting their season in Viera, Florida against the Obamas.

4/19/2014 9:50 AM
lol wut
4/21/2014 1:44 PM
You could substitute "Derek Jeter" and the "Yankees" and it's just as accurate
4/21/2014 2:02 PM

I haven't seen anything like this before in HBD.  A guy who is a 3 overall 3 durability and 2 health still hanging around looking for a contract.

GM hasn't played him yet.

4/21/2014 2:29 PM
Looked up my "Worst player ever?" thread.   My guy was around at 44 but would not return for the next season.
4/21/2014 2:45 PM
He came off the bench.  He went flied to center and struck out looking.  Still 100%.
4/21/2014 7:31 PM
I wish I could see that guy, but I can't.
4/21/2014 7:34 PM
No BL appearance.   So he has disappeared forever.  Pretty sure your guy is worse.  Not much but still worse.
4/21/2014 7:48 PM
give the guy a cup of coffee, not one ML AB ever...
4/21/2014 8:12 PM
Wouldn't it be great if the game engine gave him a sympathy Diamond in the Rough?
4/21/2014 10:39 PM
he got a ribbie!!
4/22/2014 11:58 AM
B.Clontz fields the groundball but makes a bad throw to 2B. C.Karros reaches on the throwing error. K.Flores scores. N.King scores.
4/22/2014 12:59 PM
I agree this guy definitely needs to get an at bat in the majors. He can be like the Eddie Gaedel of HBD.
4/22/2014 3:47 PM
Posted by arcticlegend on 4/22/2014 3:47:00 PM (view original):
I agree this guy definitely needs to get an at bat in the majors. He can be like the Eddie Gaedel of HBD.
+1, after call-ups, once your final standing is determined (in/out of the playoffs, #1/#2 seed, etc.)
4/22/2014 3:57 PM
With durability/health of 3/2, if he even lasts till call-ups, the shock of making the bigs could kill him.

4/22/2014 4:11 PM
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