Tuesday, June 20, 2006

How does that taste, John Lackey?

Plenty went right tonight at Mays Field -- gutsy performance by Matt Morris on the mound and at the plate, a decent 9th inning by Armando Benitez (I still say trade him while he's got some value) but mostly it was SWEET PAYBACK to the over-rated John Lackey, who's unfortunately on the list of good-to-great pitchers(Bob Gibson, Mickey Lolich, the Big Unit, Ken Holtzman, Frank Viola, Jack Morris, Allie Reynolds, Paul Derringer, Dizzy Dean) who have won a World Series 7th game. Guess what, John? You'd better savor 2002 because you now play for a team that officially sucks. You're 4-5 and the Angels are now 9 games under .500

And it looks like Fox Sports West, like the Angels, is happy to settle for incompetence. It's hard to believe that the brainless Rex the Wonderdog Hudler would have any job at all were he not a former MLB player. Since I live in Southern California, I'm often subjected to his alleged "coverage" which included massive praise tonight for Jose Vizcaino before he grounded weakly to SS with Alfonzo on 2nd and one out in the 7th. Here were some of Rex's timewasters, all delivered at ear-splitting volume -- "He can play FOUR infield positions! He's been in the league for 16 years! He started for the Giants in 1997!"

MEMO TO REX HUDLER -- You are the biggest idiot in sports today. I suppose you identify with Vizcaino as being a similar player to you. Let's get real -- he's a terrible player now, sort of like what you were at the end of your career when you went 5-for-41 for the Phillies in 1998. Actually, you were even worse than Vizcaino throughout your career, which included a liftetime .296 onbase percentage. That said, you're even worse as an announcer. Would you please do us all a favor and just go away?


Blogger Aneel said...

Rex is awful, truly awful. Being a (former) so-cal resident myself, I found myself shaking my head in disbelief at Rex many, many times.

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