Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Simers Keeps The McCourt Criticisms Going, Despite Frank's Deaf Ears

There he was, the lone puppy yapping away and barking at Frank McCourt, while most Los Angeles Dodgers fans have moved on and have begun watching four other teams with equal or lesser payroll levels square off in postseason series. But TJ Simers is still nipping at McCourt's heels:

But forget all the legal mumbo jumbo; if McCourt is really serious about being the owner of the Dodgers, then why isn't he acting like one?

Whatever one's opinion of Bud Selig might be, if it comes down to the best interests of baseball it's hard to side with Frank the way he has turned his back on the Dodgers' decline.

It's Frank who is responsible for emptying Dodger Stadium. It's Frank who has made the Dodgers irrelevant. It's Frank who continues to keep the Dodgers hostage, the team's future residing somewhere in limbo.

He should be embarrassed, but he has a better reason to do what he can to instill some hope in those who have been emotionally invested in the Dodgers for so many years.

So why is he hiding from those who desperately hope for better days ahead?

He pulled his office out of the stadium. He talked to his rookie manager twice this season. He stopped sitting in his field box adjacent to the dugout, no doubt hearing a thing or two from the fans — the truth hurting. [...]

Why isn't McCourt, who has called himself the Dodgers' steward, acting like a guy who believes he will be the owner of the team when all the lawyers are paid off?

Shoot, we've been talking about McCourt's disappearing acts for most of his tenure. It's an exercise in futility, but I give Simers credit for continuing the crusade.

5 comments:

el montanero said...

I know most here don't like Simers (I could take him or leave him, myself), but you have to give the guy more credit than that. He was calling McCourt out for not having the capital to effectively run the club from day one. Hell, since before McCourt bought the club. I thought he was just being his usual abrasive self, but he actually had the guy pegged.

Mr. Customer said...

As a wise man once said "You're not wrong, Walter. You're just an asshole."

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Simers is really running out of stuff to be mad about. Pretty soon, he's going to be railing against the NHL salary cap.

Mr. Customer said...

If the '90s taught us anything, it's that the world will NEVER run out of things to complain about.

el montanero said...

Very true, Mr. C. I won't argue with The Dude.