Shocker: Snooki got booed at the Mets game last night

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Much to Evan Longoria’s chagrin — and the chagrin of anyone else with taste and a sense of human decency — that Snooki person made an appearance at the Mets game last night. And you’ll be shocked to hear this, but she got booed:

 

Shocker, I know.  In other news, as of this morning, if you do a Google search for “Snooki booed,” you get 222,000 results. Finally: some faith in humanity is restored.

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Phillies, Jake Arrieta having a “dialogue”

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No, not like a Socratic dialogue, in which each side, in a mostly cooperative, but intellectually confrontational manner interrogate one another as a means of testing assertions and finding truths, though that would be an AMAZING thing for baseball players and teams to do. Rather, low-level talks about possible interest in Jake Arrieta, baseball free agent.

Arrieta is probably the top free agent still available, now that Yu Darvish, J.D. Martinez and Eric Hosmer have signed. Philly has money — it’s a big market — and could use a pitcher, but Jon Heyman, who, much like Plato did for Socrates, reported the dialogue, says they’re not looking to go long term with anyone.

It may make sense for Arrieta to take a so-called “pillow contract” and come back on the market in a year, but if he’s willing to accept a one-year deal, there are a lot of teams other than Philly who may offer one, and you’d have to figure Arrieta would prefer to pitch for a team more likely to contend.

Dialogues are cool, though. You should go have one over lunch.