Wednesday, September 14, 2005

One Pitch Too Late

But isn't that always the case? You're supposed to pull your pitcher BEFORE he gives up the big hit, you dumb bastard. Last night it was Broussard, tonight it was Belliard. I like how you trotted out to the mound after Zito managed to get Victor Martinez to swing at ball four for the first out of the inning. No matter that if Martinez hadn't have swung, the bases would have been loaded. No matter that Kiko Calero was warmed-up and ready. I'm sure all that mattered to your stupid ass was that Zito "got him." He showed some real balls. So you left him in. But not before checking with him to make sure his feelings wouldn't get hurt if you pulled him.
"I'm okay, Skip. Go back to the bench and enjoy another stick of Juicy Fruit, you gum-chewing cock-sucker."

--Barry Zito, to Ken Macha
And like the spineless, gum-chewing cock-sucker that you are, that's exactly what you did. And before you could say, "Man, this gum is so damn tasty," Ronnie Belliard had taken Zito deep. Deeper even than you take Scott Hatteberg's meat.

That's back-to-back nights that you single-handedly cost us the game. And by my count, you're 16th of the year. So here's to you. Happy Sweet Sixteen, you cum-guzzling pussy. Maybe daddy will get you a shiny, new dildo.


Blogger Joe said...

Nobody in their right mind leaves a tiring Zito in after 118 pitches when Calero is warmed up and ready to go. Ugh, what a piss poor decision. I'm with you on this one, Roman

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think there are words to describe how terrible of a manager I think Ken Macha is.

I've tried to be objective; I've listened to all the counterpoints, about how managers don't really control the game, how Macha stays calm after slides, how he gives everyone a try, how anyone can armchair quarterback on Monday morning.

Here's the thing. It's bad BAD BAD when you are seeing things SO obviously when they haven't even happened yet! I looked at the TV after Macha went back into the dugout and said, "here's another 3 run homerun!"

That doesn't make me a prophet; it doesn't even make me that observant. Who couldn't see that Zito was throwing batting practice? No one.

DAMN, Macha. You're a piece of work. You think Rincon is a great LOOGY, when he's exactly the opposite of both "great" and "LOOGY", you think Kendall is magically going to hit, you refuse to play Melhouse, you let Ginter get rusty on the bench, you play players hurt, you can't even have a decent argument that ends up with you getting ejected, hopefully firing up your lethargic team.

It's enough to want you to just GO AWAY. I think the A's would have made the playoffs last year without your 'help' and I think they'd have a lead this year with ANYONE else except Howe, Baker, Gardenhimer (sp?) at the helm. Why don't you pick someone off of AN to manage? We sure can't do worse!

I sat there and yelled at Seattle for leaving Moyer in to give up 7 runs without being pulled. Then I come home and watch you leave Zito in to give up the game, and possibly the wild card.


That is all.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:57:00 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

jesus... glad I missed the game.

Macha magic strikes again.


Thursday, September 15, 2005 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best blog ever.
-mike92tsi from espn

Thursday, September 15, 2005 3:08:00 PM  

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