Guess who got sent down to the minor leagues the other day.
Here, I’ll give you a hint:
AHH HA HA HA HAHAHA AHH HA-HA HAAAAAAAA!!!!
Gustavo Chacin, the man who stole a baseball from me on 8/1/06 at Yankee Stadium is still falling victim to the Hample Jinx nearly four years later.
Gustavo had joined the Astros earlier this month and actually pitched quite well, posting a 1.69 ERA in four relief appearances — but that just goes to show how powerful The Jinx really is. Even after working his way back to the majors (albeit as a middle reliever for the worst team in the National League) and then doing a good job, he was still demoted.
Maybe the the Astros will give him another chance (to fail even worse).