He’s a man without an islandPosted: September 5, 2016
Two buddies at dinner were discussing a young major-league baseball player who was being sent down to the AAA team and refused to report to minor league city as a protest for being demoted. Considering that the player now had no team to play for now and that the team was going to drop him as a result, he was referred to as “a man without an island”. This is a nice mash up of “man without a country” (expatriate or exile) and “no man is an island” (human beings necessarily depend on one another). A big thanks from the malaphor skipper to my little buddy Mike Kovacs for hearing this one and passing it on!