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Farhan Zaidi Is Sisyphus

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Here’s a little refresher on the myth of Sisyphus, for all those in need of one: King Sisyphus was greedy and a generally terrible guy, one whose terribleness peaked with a plot to murder his brother and seduce his niece. He finally met his downfall when he spilled one of Zeus’s secrets for his own personal benefit, which made Zeus so angry that he ordered Sisyphus imprisoned in the underworld. But Sisyphus, ever the trickster, thought he could outsmart everyone by fooling his guard into trying on his chains and using the situation to escape. This did not work. Instead, Sisyphus got slammed with an even worse punishment: an eternity spent rolling a boulder up a mountain, only to have it forced back down the slope at the last second, no matter which tricks he tried.

Here’s another refresher on the myth—this one with some creative detail—from modern Sisyphus and Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi:


Good luck rolling the boulder up the mountain next year.

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