The name Barry Zito just has that zing to it; just listen to every caller on KNBR. Zito is the top name still on the market, and it wouldn't be a stretch to say that the anti-Zitonians are a comparatively tiny minority. The last time I wrote about Barry Zito, it was a portrait of a conflicted pundit. I was falling for that name brand excitement, but then had one of these epiphanies:
Counterpoint: Hey, look at this. Zito's most comparable pitcher is Mike Hampton.
Point: ...and say, "Listen, hippie, if you think the Giants are going to fund your yoga classes and Rusted Root concerts for the next six years, you've got another thing coming."
Maybe I'm just an idiot who gets suckered in by stray rumors on a slow day. But would a change from six years to four make a difference to the anti-Zitonians?