Saturday, June 28, 2008
Stop Making Excuses!
Winning doesn't come easy, at least not for this bunch of chuckleheads called the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies. 4-12 over the last 16 games is an accomplishment, an accomplishment that's worth a boot to the nards. Winner, winner, chicken dinner...you suck! No more excuses blamed on the weather, bad luck, tough schedule, ingrown toenails, the Writers' Strike, or distractions caused by the New Kids On The Block reunion. It's time to balls up and earn your paychecks. Like a foul-mouthed Nike, Just F*@king Do it!
Please Bash Howard!:
This entire season has been an endless bitchfest about the New York firstbasemen (Jason Giambi and Carlos Delgado). Rumors of being released, they're washed-up, dropped in the lineup, being booed by fans, getting national media coverage of their accelerated downward spiral into a supposed plummet. When's the Ryan Howard bashing going to start? Giambi and Delgado are both accomplished veterans that have been around a long time and have had many productive seasons. However, each are on the wrong side of 35 (Giambi 37, Delgado 36), so naturally they're going to decline. What about Howard though? The man in search of an A-Rod like contract is only 28 and is having a horrible year. Sure he has a butt-load of homers and RBI but playing in Citizens Bank Park and batting 4th in the Phils lineup will have that sort of effect. With every passing day I find it harder and harder to root for Howard; frankly he disgusts me on many levels. I will never be able to get past a batting average that low and a strikeout total that high. Take a look at the numbers posted by each of these players: Howard- 304 ab, 49 r, 33 extra base hits, 65 rbi, 112 k, .214 avg, .763 OPS. Giambi- 220 ab, 29 r, 29 xbh, 45 rbi, 40 k, .268 avg., .958 OPS. Delgado- 287 ab, 38 r, 27 xbh, 44 rbi, 64 k, .233 avg, .734 OPS. I am not a fan of Delgado or Giambi, but a strong case could be made that if they were the Phils firstbaseman batting cleanup that their numbers would be jacked up too, and they're supposed to be old and nearly useless. It's time to bash Howard!!!
I know nothing about the WNBA other than I don't really want to know anything about the WNBA. However, possibly as early as tomorrow WSBGM's may be converted to a WNBA blog as per Corey's statement of "The Phils should take at least two from the Rangers. And if they don't, I'm signing off on supporting the Phils and turning this into a WNBA blog...". I'm looking forward to tantalizing analysis of female pumpkin pushers.