Wednesday, August 20, 2008

People who need to shut up

Vin Scully - Who does he think he is? What does he think he's being paid for? He's certainly not there to observe that after hitting no more than .277 and as low as .203 in each month from April to July, Jeff Kent magically turns around and hits .410 in August. Well, okay, it's fine that he observes that, but HOW DARE HE attribute Kent's sudden success to the arrival of Manny Ramirez! Slugging up almost 100 points, on-base percentage up over 100 points...the answer is quite clear--his wife told him that if he didn't pick up his game, he couldn't ride his new motorcycle when the season ends. Come on, any 40-year old can randomly double his production 2/3 of the way through the season. It's certainly not thanks to a steady feast of fastballs because Manny is here. Jeez. Stupid Vin Scully! How long has he been doing this? He doesn't know what he's talking about.

Philadelphia fans - What kind of fans boo a player for poor production? What a bunch of ungrateful bastards! Jimmy Rollins has every right to attack them! "They're frontrunners," Rollins said in an interview on Fox Sports Net's Best Damn Sports Show Period. "When you're doing good, they're on your side. When you're doing bad, they're completely against you."

It's like they're paying to see him play or something.

And who can blame Jimmy for saying that?! After hitting .296 with 30 homers, 94 rbis, 139 runs scored, 20 triples, and 38 doubles last year, winning the MVP, he's hitting .263 with 8 homers, 42 rbis, 56 runs scored, 8 triples, and 27 doubles this year. Why on earth would the fans boo him? He's only making $8 million this year. What do fans expect? Him to help them win a pennant? New Yorkers are lucky Jimmy doesn't play there, because he'd REALLY tear them a new one if they dared to boo him.

Umpires - Boycotting the conference call to get the wheels turning on implementing instant replay...how selfish of them! All MLB is asking is that they create a completely new rule mid-season with the playoff races heating up and every game meaning something. It's not like the UMPS would be blamed if there is a malfunction in the instant replay and the call gets screwed up anyway. Nobody blames the umps for screwing up calls now, so why would they shoulder the blame if the technology craps out on them?! Baseball games are too fast, anyway. We need some more timeouts to run into a clubhouse to make a phone call or watch replays for two minutes. Who cares if all the nuts and bolts aren't ironed out? The pressure needs to be taken off Bud Selig's shoulders and put onto the shoulders of people who are paid less.

1 comment:

Eric said...

Extremely funny blog. Kent needs to remember who he was hitting in front of when he won his MVP. I couldn't believe it when I heard what he said.

I'm guessing you're against replay in baseball.