Pun Headline of the Day: Reign Delayed

Congratulations to the Detroit Free Press.

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains.

Sometimes it doesn’t even rain.

Max Scherzer stood in the Tigers’ locker room, looking all-too refreshed. He was supposed to pitch Game 4 on Wednesday night at Comerica Park. Now he was pulling on a sweatshirt. His dream deferred, he was going home — even though he was yet to see a raindrop.

“Have you ever been rained out of a game when it didn’t rain?” someone asked him

“Yeah. Last year in the ALCS, actually. We were in Texas. They called it at 3 o’clock. It never rained.”

He smirked.

“And I was supposed to pitch.”

Deja plu.

(OK. That was a French reference. Either you got it or you didn’t. It’s a rainout column. We use what we can.)

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Jeremy Blachman is the author of Anonymous Lawyer, a satirical novel that should make people who didn't go to law school feel good about their life choices. Read more at McSweeney's or elsewhere. He likes e-mail.

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Boy, Magglio really let himself go.


Ah, good ol’ passé composé. I haven’t seen it since high school.