Let me make this perfectly clear- I despise Charles Fuqua Manuel. The man has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is not mentally fit to be a Major League manager. During his 3 seasons with Philadelphia he has shown that he cannot handle a bullpen, cannot execute double switches, cannot speak without needing a translator fluent in retardish, and cannot do his job requirements to a satisfactory level. When someone is that terrible at doing their job, usually they are handed their walking papers. However, in Philly we have a soft spot for the mentally challenged and are pro incest. Seriously, how can anyone make excuses for him time and time again? Latest blunder- bringing in Brett Myers with the score 7-3 Phils in the 9th inning. He's our closer, use him in save situations. "Jars of Clay" Condrey, Rosario, or Hernandez would have been viable options. If they get into some trouble, then bring Myers in. Oh, almost forgot the outcome- Myers sucked (that was his fault), but he's also hurt with a "strained shoulder". Good move Manuel, you're so smart, wanna cookie?
Unka Cholly isn't the only one receiving my verbal venom this morning...Rod Fat-Ass-Piece-of-Sh*t Barajas is horrible. We knew coming into the season he really couldn't hit all that well, and he's living up to that reputation (.208). However, he was being hyped as a defensive specialist behind the plate...that rumor has been dispelled. On a perfect throw to the plate by Jayson Werth with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th with the score 7-6 in favor of the Phils, Barajas stood up and allowed Hanley Ramirez to slide under his tag. The Phils website has him listed at 230 pounds, so why the hell is he pussy-footing around a dead-out at the plate? I hate him! Like I said this offseason, Carlos Ruiz and Chris Coste should be handling the catching, no need for a 2.5 million dollar sack-of-crap. The big wuss had this to say following the game, "I caught the ball down low and wasn't sure what [Ramirez] was going to do. I didn't want to get down low and have him get a good shot at me and maybe knock the ball out. I wanted to make sure I was in a strong position."
Oh wait, there's more...Greg Sideburns Dobbs, why in the hell did you throw to home on that bunt attempt by Ramirez? First, your weak-armed throw to the plate wasn't even close. Second we need outs, that run didn't matter. As mentioned above, Ramirez came around and scored the tying run. That was an inexcusable play and you and Barajas should now be publicly flogged. Dobbs had this to say about his mental error, "I feel tremendously responsible for that inning because we should've had three outs. I should've taken the ball and either tagged Ramirez or gone to the bag, instead of being way too aggressive. It was just stupid. And now all those extra pitches for Brett. I'm praying to God that he's going to be OK. I'm praying that I didn't aid in him being out for an extended amount of time because of how important he is to us. I haven't talked to him yet, because I'm sick to my stomach. I want to eat, but can't."
After reading my tirade, you probably thought the Phils lost. No, those ass-hats managed to win the game 8-7 in 10 innings. Condrey did a decent job for the win, and the slumping Rollins came through with a hit and scored the winning run on a Sometimes-Hit Nunez single. Once again, we sit at .500 (23-23). Does it really matter? Manuel will continue to lead this team to failure, our bullpen still sucks, Myers is hurt, and our offense is inconsistent. This is the worst win I've ever witnessed.
For good measure, I'm throwing other players under the bus too: Rollins .265- start hitting again you silly slap-nut. Victorino .260- drive the ball, not slap it you hyper stick figure. Burrell .242- you don't get paid 13 million to watch called third strikes. Geoff Geary- "Gas-Can" is supposed to be a term of endearment but not if you continue to give up homeruns and doubles. Freddy Garcia- keep your pitch count lower so your whiny butt can actually pitch past the 6th inning.