The New York Yankees continued purchasing the world today by picking up a right-handed flame throwing reliever, Statue O’Liberte’. Despite hailing from nearby New Jersey, the statue was signed to a fifteen year contract.
Yankee’s manager Joe Girardi stated, “I am not sure how many times O’Liberte’ will see the mound but, at 305 feet tall, she’ll sure be an imposing figure around the bullpen.”
The organization feels that the over 200-year old reliever still has a few good years left in her
“The righty is only a few years older than Roger Clemens,” added Hal Steinbrenner, “and look how well he worked out.”
The Yankees still face several daunting hurdles, however. A French glove maker was immediately commissioned to start working on the mitt for the new reliever. Construction is estimated to take a few years longer than the, yet to be started, downtown Freedom Tower. Also, the toll set by the Mafia-run Port Authority to transport the statue to-and-from each ball game may top Obama’s upcoming stimulus package.
“At least we’ll save time on chiseling the law book out of her hand,” continued Steinbrenner. “The Bush Administration already loosened it sufficiently.”