Random rantings and ravings about the Los Angeles Dodgers, written by a small consortium of rabid Dodger fans. With occasional comments on baseball, entertainment, pop culture and life in general.
Oh grow up "Lasorda"! JD did what he thought best for him and his family, and scored a huge paycheck in the process. If a man feels like he was misunderstood he has the right to speak up about it, which is exactly what JD did here. If anything, fault Ned Colletti for not opening an avenue of communication with him sooner. He sort of assumed JD was staying, and we all know what happens when one ass-u-me(s) something.And don't tell me for even one second that you weren't jumping for joy when JD opted out of his contract... we all were dancing to this announcement. We had people in the organization to fill the role, most notably Jason Repko, who I feel is going to be one heck of a player if given the opportunity to play every day, but for whatever reason they can't see the kids' talent for the forest in front of their faces.If you should want to be pissed at anything (and calling players names that are best suited to sixth graders won't help any but surely will show your level of intelligence to match), you should be upset that Colletti had his hand "forced" to pay out five years to Juan Pierre when we didn't really need him in the first place.
Luckily, given the population in Idaho, this fan shouldn't be too hard for Lasorda to find. Lock your doors, "dodgerfan." Lasorda is coming at you with a tetherball rope.Seriously, I have to say that although I side with the Dodgers' recollection of events rather than JD Drew's (and I second Lasorda's headline), I agree that this has been played out. Which is not to say that we at SoSG won't continue to harp on it. But I am hopeful that Ethier Kemp and/or Repko will help us forget JD Drew quickly in 2007 (both by diving for a ball once in a while and knocking in 100 RBI, even collectively), and we leave the brittle and hollow man to those welcoming and understanding fans in Boston.
Of course you second "Lasorda's" headline... he's your brother, right?And bring on the tetherball rope! I've got my potato cannon ready to go! My only fear is that Lasorda will eat my artillery, so I need to aim at the back of his throat with multiple rounds.
Let's try this again...my potato cannon!!
Hey, I know better than to argue with a man with a potato cannon. And if you want to see the potential effect on Lasorda--just check out his profile picture.
"I'm your huckleberry."Looks like we've got a duel, Spudboy. I've gone on record with my criticism of the Pierre signing, but I wouldn't exactly turn to Jason Repko to bolster that argument. Shudder.
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