So what should WSBGM's do with that Mendoza Watch? It's obvious now that Howard's flirt with extreme futility is over. But I love the darn thing. Here are the options:
1) Leave it there until the season is over. Sure, it makes no sense now to compare a guy hitting almost .240 to Mario Mendoza, but it's been there so long, I just hate to get rid of it.
2) Scrap it now and replace it with a Howard strikeout watch, a running tally of K's throughout the year as he attempts to break the all-time K mark.
3) Keep it and add the strikeout watch anyway.
I'll leave it up for you guys to decide.
Comment Of The Night
After Kyle Kendrick lined one off of Doug Davis' leg and it ricocheted toward the third base dugout, the greatest color commentator in the world, Chris Wheeler, said, "That ball hit Davis somewhere." Really? It didn't hit an invisible forcefield in front of the mound? Are you sure, Wheels?
Are Wheels and Sarge in a competition for the highest number of ridiculous comments?
Poll Number 2
Carson brought it up yesterday in the comments, so I guess I should address it. The issue: Richie Sexson to the Phils.
Argument For - If (big time if...) the Phils could get Sexson for a very small amount of money, he would provide righthanded pop from the bench that could be useful in late inning pinch hitting spots and possibly to spell Howard against tough lefties. Also, the current last man on the bench is So Taguchi, and he couldn't possibly be less productive than him.
Argument Against - You won't be able to get Sexson for a very small amount of money. He's going to want at least a few million, and you can go anywhere and find a guy to fill the last spot on the bench and that can hit .210. He just wouldn't be worth what they would have to pay him.
So, should the Phils go after Sexson?