Phoey on Philly Lip-Phlapping: You Stay Classy, Philadelphia
Lucky for Rollins, he knows he can talk smack about the gutless cowards in Flushing and nothing will ever happen to him.
Not much to say about the World Series. At least no one watched it. The big news today is the way the Philmes are taking every opportunity to demonstrate their inferiority complex concerning the Mets. Perhaps it was just an attempt to draw some attention their way, but I'm still taken aback at how pathetic the Phillies are:
Rollins praises Santana, jabs at Mets
Speaking at Friday's celebration for the Phillies' World Series victory, the shortstop mentioned Mets left-hander Johan Santana and the crowd booed. But Rollins was loudly cheered after saying New York forgot one thing. As he put it: "It takes more than one player to bring home a championship."I kind of feel sorry for them.
The Mets are so deep into the Philmes' pea heads, the Philmes even obsess about the Mets during their own championship celebration!! You'd think it'd be the other way around, but the Mets players probably aren't even thinking about it anymore, their time filled with playing golf and counting their money. They're not devastated--choking comes easier every year. Hell, Minaya already started bringing back the old pieces from last year's flop, re-signing Fernando (flash in the pan) Tatis and Carlos (now his career is probably over) Delgado. Omar wouldn't understand the old adage "quit while you're ahead" if he tripped over it and it bit him (topic for another day). But then there's Jimmy Rollins, unable to contain his own bitterness, besmirching his own championship by taking irrelevant potshots at the vanquished competition.
Is Omar just a dope?
And no, I'm not too impressed by Omar's grasp of the failings of his team so far. To take that other old adage, the one about generals "fighting the last war" and mistakenly sticking to the lessons of the last battle when they don't necessarily help them win the next war. Wel I don't know exactly how it relates to Omar, but i do know HE LOST THE LAST THREE WARS muthafunka! In response to having an old and rickety team in 2006, Omar responded by signing or keeping the same exact old rickety guys (Stash, Old Man Moises Alou, Old Duque, etc), and even depending on them. Rinse and repeat for 2008, just add bullpen.
Now, in response to having to much dead wood on the team, it seems Omar has commenced retaining exactly the players that can be safely predicted to show an incredible decline from this year's performance!! [Editor's note: Bold means I want you to pay attention, italics mean I am hopping fucking mad.] Make no mistake, Fernando "It is better to look good than to be good" Tatis, at times lolked mahvalous. But remember back to watching the way this fella injured himself for the remainder of the season by diving incompetently at a catchable flyball and then try to imagine him taking up room on your world champion 2009 Mets. Can you do it? And yes, Carlos Delgado is a "bargain" when you factor in the ill-conceived buyout, but every week I get a circular full of bargains I could go buy at the supermarket: toothbrushes made from marshmellow, snacks stained with carcinoginic orange stuff, plastic disguised as edible fruit snacks. If they are things I don't eat, I don't go buy them. I have little self-control, but somehow I resist. And none of those items cost between $1.7 and $12 million. It's buy low, sell high, Omar. Don't forget the sell part.
Argh. Here's what Omar said.
“Carlos is a key part of our plans for 2009 and we wanted to let him know as quickly as allowed that we wanted him back.”
Why and why.
Are we fans the only ones who know how this is going to end? I'm running out of theories as to why Omar sees a way to improve the team (e.g., stop signing these old, declining guys) and runs the opposite way. It might be that Omar is just stupid.
Did somebody say "stupid"?
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