Currently he's being paid $2M per blown save. Piece of shit.
I'm tired of hearing that he feels great. I suppose that's his way of saying he's not injured; but if you feel great and aren't getting the job done, that means you suck.
Few comments:1. It was not anyone else's fault except Lidge's. Lidge came into the game with a lead, and lost it. He's not supposed to rely on ground balls to Feliz. He's not supposed to rely on coming in with a bigger lead.He's supposed to throw NINE pitches, three strikeouts, and we all go home. A ball that barely escapes the field is not the excuses you make for Lidge. Contact is not supposed to be made with the ball!SECOND: Jim Jackson is an excellent announcer on the radio and should be used much more often, or on TV. I wish they'd pair him with Coatsey or Jonesy or both - I get so nostalgic listening to him without having Coatsey chime in. I think Phillies games would be more interesting if they did more crossovers like that. I am a big Coatsey fan. Why can't we have a Coatsey's Corner for the Phillies? COME ON! I mean we lost Harry Kalas, but that doesn't mean we need to settle for crap announcing all season.I like the team they have on TV now, but they're missing a personality anchor. The best announcing is on the radio - LA is a goldmine, Scott F is a great play by play guy. Bring back the Graham Slam Scott Graham, keep Gary Matthews, hell bring in Coatsey for all I care, but for as much as I love playing Wheels Bingo, I am much more entertained by the guys on the radio.
LynnieMac- agreed that hearing "I feel great" from Lidge serves no comfort at all, because that scares the shit outta me that we're stuck with this for 2 2/3 more seasons.
Per the Zo Zone, Lidge said "the results are starting to frustrate me."Starting, Brad? It's taken 6 blown saves for you to START getting frustrated? I didn't think there was anything that could annoy me more than when he says he feels great. I want to thank him for proving me wrong.
Really? Piece of shit? Just exactly what it for making a guy into a POS 8 months after he was arguably MVP for a World Series winner?Lidge was neither as great as he was last year or as bad as he has been this. Anyone that knows anything about the sport knows that the season is not played in 70 games or 100 games or 125. If that were so, the Phils would have finished out of it the last two years. The season is 162 games in length. Calling Lidge a POS based on less than half a season makes as much sense as calling Ibañez the MVP for his success in the same period.People in this city will rail about the treatment that Philadelphia sports fans receive by the national media, but it's these types of irrational snap judgements that has created the image we hate.
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