Quote of the Day: 'It makes me want to vomit'

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Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, speaking yesterday about fans and media members criticizing outfielder Chris Duncan for hitting just .227/.329/.358:

I get so tired of the unfair treatment of Chris Duncan. It makes me
want to vomit. And you can quote me on that. This guy is treated
unfairly. These fans have a reputation of being knowledgeable that they
deserve but they have a couple quirks. And he is one of them.

Someone may want to get La Russa a barf bag, because less than 24 hours after he made those statements the Cardinals have demoted Duncan back to Triple-A.

Incidentally, in the history of mankind has making a statement ending
in “and you can quote me on that” ever turned out positively for
someone?

Report: Angels to sign Justin Bour

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Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Angels have signed 1B/DH Justin Bour to a contract, pending a physical. The Phillies non-tendered Bour last month.

Bour, 30, spent the 2018 season with the Marlins and Phillies, hitting an aggregate .227/.341/.404 with 20 home runs and 59 RBI in 501 plate appearances.

Bour will likely share first base with Albert Pujols, who is coming off of knee and elbow surgeries. Bour could handle right-handers while the 38-year-old Pujols faces lefties.