Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Olbermann: Trade A-Rod Now Due to Spring Slump

On today's Dan Patrick Show, frequent guest and self-absorbed political commentator Keith Olbermann tried to make the case that the Yankees need to trade Alex Eodriguez "now" because he looks so "tight" in spring training. A paraphrase:

"It's one thing if you stand looking at a 3-2 pitch that
you can hit in the playoffs. If you're extra tight in the playoffs, that happens
to a lot of guys. You can overthink in the post season and miss a pitch and
stand there with a bat on your shoulders. Just ask Carlos
Beltran."
(Olbermann doesn't recall 2004.)

"But to be so tight in spring training and to just stand there when runners are
on when the pitcher throws you your pitch just shows you can't handle it
anymore. This team has no fire and no "oomph," and if you trade him now you can
get something for him. The team has been going more and more in this direction
since 2001. There's no leadership on the field. Who's going to fire these guys
up? Jeter? Maybe in the clubhouse but he's not the type to get on guys on the
field."


He then went on to say that there are too many cliques and that it must be hard for Posada and Rivera and Jeter and Williams because so many new guys were coming in who were superstars, and practically defended the reason for the "cliques."

Translation: Rodriguez misjudged a pitch proving he "can't handle the pressure" of spring training, and because his Captain is not a good leader and there are too many "cliques", trade the bum.

Just go back to your lame MSNBC talk show, Keith. You've lost all touch with the sports world.

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posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 1:41 PM   5 comments







5 Comments:

At 3/14/2007 9:06 PM, Blogger lupe_velez said...

You can overthink in the post season and miss a pitch and
stand there with a bat on your shoulders. Just ask Carlos
Beltran.


oh snap

 
At 3/18/2007 8:11 PM, Blogger June said...

es un maroon

 
At 3/29/2007 11:05 AM, Blogger Brad said...

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At 3/29/2007 11:07 AM, Blogger Brad said...

"trade Alex Eodriguez"

Nothing worse than complaining about the proofreading over at ESPN then making a goof like that. On a common name. Honestly, you have one of the funniest blogs I've ever seen, but lets not get so critical.

(b)

 
At 3/29/2007 11:57 AM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

Sorry, B. I don't have an editor, I usually write off the cuff, and I don't get paid for this.

Should any of that change, you'll see no typos.

 

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