Wherever it is, it is
Dan Merklinger, a Rattler in 2009, started the Arizona Fall League season with the Surprise Rafters. Now, he has channeled Buckaroo Banzai after moving to the Phoenix Desert Dogs.
The Seton Hall alum began the fall with Surprise, but got an opportunity to start more consistently with Phoenix. It was an easy decision to switch teams, especially since it wasn’t really made by him.“I was basically told by the Brewers and my coaches, and I said fine, I’ll just do whatever they want,” he said. “I’ll play wherever. Wherever it is, it is.”Merklinger, who appeared at three levels in the Minors in 2010, joined fellow lefty Brewers prospect Lucas Luetge on the Dogs staff.“The Phoenix team was down on pitching and I’ve been a starter all year, so it was a good opportunity for me to start in the Fall League,” he said. “It’s different — you’re always more comfortable with teammates you’ve been playing the season with, but I don’t have a problem getting along with anyone. Everyone’s been real nice and warm here.”
For those of you unfamiliar with the Buckaroo Banzai reference…first, I pity you. Second, the quote Wherever it is, it is reminded me of Peter Weller’s second best role (behind RoboCop, of course) because he says: No matter where you go, there you are at the start of this scene:
It was the 80’s. You could get away with stuff like that. And end credits like this.
By the way, I am still waiting for Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League. I am also still wondering if Jeff Goldblum kept the cowboy outfit after the shooting of the film wrapped.