That is the subtitle of a 2003 book actually called "What Were They Thinking?"
In it, you will learn about some of:
There's even some baseball-related stupidity within, including the story of Braves pitcher John Smoltz, who once tried to iron his own shirt while he was wearing it. He got second-degree burns.
Today, we learn of yet another story that could have been prominently featured in that book:
"I'm hearing good reports on him," manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday. "I'm hearing he is playing pretty good. We'll address that when I get home. It's not a bad option."
Well, yes it is, Dusty. Yes, it is. It is a terrible option. Hard to believe things could get worse than Neifi, but this would be worse.
The Cubs would do just about as well if they put ME out there at second base.
Assignment for Baker and Jim Hendry on today's off-day: hie yourselves over to Barnes & Noble or Borders -- there are convenient locations only a few blocks from Wrigley Field -- and buy yourselves a copy of that book.
And then don't ever, EVER, let Tony Womack wear a Cub uniform again.