He’s a man without an island

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!



2 Comments on “He’s a man without an island”

  1. Jim Clees says:

    A man without an island soon smokes with the fishes.

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