Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Thanks a lot, Brad & Trevor

When the Giants make it to the World Series this year and don't have home field advantage, they'll know who to blame -- Brad Penney, who let Vlad homer, and Trevor Hoffman, who channeled Armando Benitez with 2 out in the 9th. Everyone else who pitched for the NL managed to avoid letting in any runs. One can only hope that Hoffman's meltdown in the 9th portends more of the same.

Hoffman's choked before in a big game. I was actually at Qualcomm for Game 3 of the 1998 World Series when he came in to protect a 3-2 lead in the 8th and gave up a 3-run HR to Scott Brosius. That essentially ended the Padres' last chance to get back into the Series.

I'm still bitter about Hoffman beaning Robbie Thompson in September 1993 and cutting short Robbie's career. Plus, he's the brother of the Dodgers third base coach -- in all, thoroughly evil.


Anonymous can_o_corn said...

I think that Penney is less responsible than Hoffman for the NL destruction last night. As much as Brad Penney remains a cream-puff of a guy, the pitch to Vlad was not really near the plate.

Hoffman on the other hand....makes one wanna puke. 0-2 pitch? and what is he doin in there anyway? he had an allstar game career era of +10 going into the game....if they were serious about WINNING-- Garner goes with another pitcher.

Garner - ugh. his "aw...shux, we just got tossed out at the plate but scored a run still" ramblings were embarassing on the telecast, and he was DEFINITELY out-managed by the other dugout that demanded to win.

Chumpus Maximus X 2

2:47 PM  

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