Theo: Just make sure the guys go easy today. Burnett may be a Yankee, but we don’t want to show him up.
Tito: Yeah, I know. I was just going to have a team meeting about that. What a month he just had. You hear there’s talk of leaving him off the Yankees postseason roster?
Theo: I’ve heard. Can you imagine that?
Tito: To be honest, that might be bad for us. If we were to meet them in the ALCS, I’d sure like to have that guaranteed win to count on.
Theo: I know but he’s pitching so badly, I doubt we’d be that fortunate.
Tito: Maybe he’ll luck out and have a good start before the end of the year. That might be enough to give the Yankees false hope and put him on the roster.
Theo: I know. One good start... One good start… against, say, the best team in the American League.
Tito: Are you suggesting what I think you’re suggesting?
Theo: I have no idea what you’re talking about. Go have that team meeting.
It’s the only explanation I can come up with.