Friday, September 21, 2007

Kent Sounds Off

After another ho-hum loss as we've struggled down the stretch, Dodgers 2B Jeff Kent sounded off in the media about the young guys on the team costing him a chance to go to another World Series. Seems to me, Mr. Kent, that if you really were a leader in the clubhouse, you say something earlier to get guys fired up. Like in Spring you remember Kirk Gibson in 1988? Amongst other statements, Kent said when referring to the fact that young players don't get the following "...A lot of things. Professionalism. How to manufacture a run. How to keep your emotions in it. There's just a lot of things that go on with playing 162 games."But I think experience can help more than inexperience. And it's hard to give a young kid experience." How about letting them play everyday and getting that experience you jack-a$$?!? Didn't you get that chance when you were a "kid?" Let's face it, we weren't going to win the World Series this year anyway ... and we need those "kids" to learn how to play down the stretch drives of pennants long after your old a$$ is gone.