David Booth has a camouflage Canucks hat, because of course he does.
Considering the rotten luck that David Booth has had since he arrived in Vancouver, be it on the ice in his dismal shooting percentage or the various and sundry injuries that have kept him off the ice for long stretches, you could forgive the right winger for trying to manufacture a little luck this offseason.
Or a lot of luck. Four-leaf clovers are lucky, sure, but David Booth needs more luck than that. He needs at least five leaves. And so, after finding a four-leaf clover, Booth slyly tucked another clover behind it and tried to pass it off on social media as a rare five-leafer.
I’d say it didn’t convince anybody, but “vancity_canucks” was definitely fooled. And I guess “tyhaze55″ was sort of fooled.
I imagine Ty is so jaded and confused he just sees every natural thing as photoshopped. He’s walking down the street, he sees a bald eagle perched majestically on the tallest branch of a great, ancient tree? “Photoshopped,” he mutters, and keeps walking. A rainbow after a torrential downpour? “Photoshopped.”
Even love. A woman kisses him passionately. “Photoshopped,” he scoffs, afterwards.
Anyway, it’s not Ty that Booth needs to fool. It’s the hockey gods, and I’m not so sure they’re on Instagram, nor am I confident that, if they are, they’re this easily fooled. But full marks to Booth for trying. It was worth a shot.
Unfortunately, like most of Booth’s other shots, this one went wide. And, like almost everything else Booth shares on social media, it accomplished little more than leaving him open for a bunch of zingers from the peanut gallery. Even worse, those zingers came courtesy his cruel, cruel brothers, and they did not go easy on him just because he’s family.
Joel went first:
@d_booth7they aren’t as rare as you scoring!
— Joel Booth (@jmbooth17) May 30, 2013
Ouch. Isn’t family supposed to stick up for one another? Not Joel, man. He plants his feet and throws a hard right.
Of course, after two seasons in Vancouver, not to mention growing up in the same house as the opportunistic, burn-happy Joel, Booth is used to absorbing these sorts of blows. So he merely lets Joel know that it hurt his feelings.
Unfortunately, that leaves him wide open for his other brother, Matt, to land the knockout punch.
— Matt Booth (@Booth_Matt85) May 30, 2013
Booth’s brothers are mean. Here’s more evidence:
— Matt Booth (@Booth_Matt85) May 12, 2013
Oh man, Matt, you are just asking for a world of noogies.
But now you know how Booth keeps such an even keel in the face of heavy criticism. None of it compares to the tongue lashing he gets from his own blood.Tags: canucks on twitter, david booth, The Twitters