Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Opening Night-Mare

Welcome back, Ken. It's nice to see you STILL have no fucking clue when to take Zito out of the game. Asshole.

Of course, it bears mentioning that we would have lost last night's ass-rape fest even if Billy Fucking Martin had been our manager. So this loss is not on Ken. But it paints a disturbing picture for the future. He didn't learn from ALDS game 5, he didn't learn from the Belliard debacle, and I'm guessing he's not going to learn from tonight. Would Kirk Saarloos have gotten out of that bases loaded jam? Maybe, maybe not. In all likelihood, at least a couple of runs would have scored, and you're looking at a 5-0 deficit, best case scenario. But whether you felt Zito was getting squeezed or just couldn't find the fucking strike zone, the fact is that he wasn't getting outs. And by leaving him in to face the heart of the Yankees lineup, once again Ken chose to go with the less optimal option.

"I took calculus. I took probable statistics."
-Ken Macha


Probable stastistics? Ok, chief. The department of redundancy department is on line 1 for you. They want to know why you're such a dumbass, such a dumbass. You want a probable stastistic? You're probably an asshole. There. Idiot. Wanna know what the PROBABILITY was that one of Sheffield or Rodriguez would park one against a homer happy pitcher who couldn't find the strike zone? 100 fucking percent, that's what it was. You may have taken those classes, but I can't assume that you passed.

In other news, whoever had one-half in the amount of games Crosby would make it this season before getting injured, congratulations, you win. My inside sources are telling me that Crosby is mulling retirement to return to his old job of being the first opponent faced by Little Mac in Mike Tyson's punchout. Geez, I love Crosby as much as anybody, but this dude is just made of glass. Christ on a crunchbar.

This loss may not have been Macha's fault, but I think he had a hand in making it worse than it was. I'm not real concerned about runs 7-15, because after the game was already decided, bringing in the scrubs like Halsey and Witasick is the right thing to do. But why bring in Calero? He's one of our good relievers, and we may need him should tonight's game be close. It reminds me a lot of the Yabu Disaster, another game you apparently didn't learn from. You should have just left Witasick out to dry.

It looks like we're in for another year of the same shit we've witnessed for each of the last three.

Welcome back, season.

2 Comments:

Blogger ghostofaspast said...

actually, all things considered, Macha did a halfway decent job on the first night of his second term.
1. Kendall batting at the bottom of the order. (check)
2. Ellis batting leadoff. (check)
3. Hatteburg not in the lineup. (check)
Of course, the blowout eliminated any chance we had of determining how effective his use of the bullpen will be. To be continued.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glass Joe was that guy's name.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 7:40:00 PM  

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