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- n. substitute
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Reimer notched his first NHL start, and win, against Ottawa on the weekend and was back in the crease against Boston, even if coach Ron Wilson had been playing it typically don't-ask-don't-tell with the media "piranhas," who might apparently have been all too eager to nibble the scrubeenie to death, had his second straight start been prematurely leaked.
Unsurprisingly, nearly all of those games in center field, shorstop and second occurred when he was in his in his early-to-mid-20s, and performing as pretty much a whatever-it-takes scrubeenie.
He knocked around the fringes of the major leagues forever, mostly as a scrubeenie but, lo and behold, suddenly emerging at the age of 38 as the primary catcher for the woebegone
Presumably, because Harper made these comments and more to leading U.S. news outlets last weekend, this was also a bid at projecting himself as the superior statesman authority on Afghanistan, compared to President Barack Obama, that scrubeenie.
Even a major league scrubeenie makes 400K per year, fergoshsakes.