48.02 Chicken Sh*t for the Soul

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48.02 Chicken Sh*t for the Soul

Post by shoeless.db » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:29 am

"You can't make chicken soup out of chicken shit." This was said so many times by my dad growing up that my sisters and I put it on a Tshirt and gave it to him for his 70th birthday. He said it about the students he taught. He said it about his beloved Packers when they lost more games than they won. And, most famously in our household, he said it when my middle sister, decked out in her late-80's-sequenced-blue prom dress and hair-sprayed-high bangs, walked into the living room where he and my sister's prom date were waiting.

My sister has yet to forgive him for that.

Despite the saying's misuse in too many instances, the one place its use is correct is when describing the 2048 BBA Draft class. The complete lack of talent relative to current BBA players left many GMs to mail in their picks, even top-five picks in the first round. With the 21st selection in the first round, GM Shoeless knew the chicken shit he'd be rummaging through would not be helpful in creating any kind of chicken soup.

With the pick, the Mad Popes selected Clint "Spinach" Thomas, a 17-year-old southpaw from New Orleans. The prep star has two third place finishes in the High School Hurler of the Year Award despite throwing only two pitches, a knee-buckling curveball and a Houdini sinker. Rumors tied to top brass within the Sacramento organization swirl of Thomas being sent to the green-eyed woman and her laboratory beneath centerfield at the Basilica at Muskrat Pond for an experimental procedure to add a third pitch. If the rumors are correct, the Mad Popes will be attempting to make chicken soup out of chicken shit, proving my father's statement incorrect.
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Re: 48.02 Chicken Sh*t for the Soul

Post by CTBrewCrew » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:40 am

The man was wise beyond his years….

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Re: 48.02 Chicken Sh*t for the Soul

Post by 7teen » Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:24 am

There is more upside to your dad's statement than there is Thomas.
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