Thursday, July 27, 2006

A bit of good news

It turns out that the Dodgers -- who have now lost 8 in a row -- have an even bigger crybaby than Benitez named Brad Penny. After Kenny Lofton lost a fly ball in the daytime glare from empty seats at Chavez Latrine, Penny threw a temper tantrum even though he was in the midst of giving up 6 straight hits. Here's part of the LA Times recap --

The last time the Dodgers had a worse stretch was in 1944, when the team was noteworthy for its combustible manager, Leo Durocher, and fiery second baseman, Eddie Stanky.Not that Brad Penny or Kenny Lofton were aware of the connection, but their dugout spat early in what became a 10-3 loss to the San Diego Padres on Wednesday probably would have gained the approval of a manager nicknamed "The Lip" and a player nicknamed "The Brat." The fourth of six consecutive hits given up by Penny was a hustle double by Dave Roberts that Lofton said he didn't see well because of the sun's glare off the seats behind home plate at Dodger Stadium.Penny apparently interpreted Lofton's difficulties as a lack of effort because after that four-run third inning he pointed a finger at the center fielder and yelled as he approached the dugout.Lofton was restrained by coach Mariano Duncan and injured first baseman Nomar Garciaparra, then prepared to bat. He struck out, took a seat on the bench and didn't take his position the next inning until Penny was about to throw the first pitch.

This is what happens when you have Jeff "Clubhouse Cancer" Kent as a "team leader." Dodgers are now 47-55 and 7 and half out of first.


Blogger Josh Ramsey said...

This blog is salty.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Big D said...

What do you expect when it's written about a team that plays next to the ocean?

11:34 PM  

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