Update: And he ain't happy, as Jeff Blair related:
"And man: is he pissed off about it. Not entirely at the Mariners -- indeed, as he spoke after watching The World futures team shut out the U.S. 3-0, he seemed to start out bitter but talked himself into seeing the organization's side -- but at the whole thing in general. Especially since he said he had been told by Canadian Olympic officials that he had a roster spot before he developed inflammation.Blair's been doing a bang-up job: "Barry Bonds' absence will reduce the need to send lawyers, guns and money."
" 'I was going to the Olympics no matter what,' said Aumont. 'That was the agreement I had with the Mariners when I signed with them."
It's the busiest day of the year for a baseball writer and he still managed to drop in a Warren Zevon reference. He's just an excitable boy.
Pitcher is elbowed out; Ill-timed injury costs Aumont Olympic berth (Bob Elliott, Sun Media)