What a great Dodger choke!
Jeff Kent wonders how to spell "cat." Photo by Boris Badenov
Let's recap the stupidity of the Dodgers today, losing a game they should have won:
-- Jeff "Choker" Kent got such a bad jump from 2nd on a double to RF that he got both himself and the runner in back of him, JD Drew, thrown out at home in a DP. And Drew didn't bother to figure out what was going on and maybe stay at third.
-- After the game, Choker Kent refused to accept any kind of blame for being stupid. "You can't expect to win a ballgame in the second inning," Kent said. "It's easy to sit in the booth and color it that way and say, 'If this would have happened, they would have scored and they could have won the game.' You can't do that."
NOTE TO CHOKER -- ADULTS TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR MISTAKES, WHICH IS WHY YOU AREN'T ONE DESPITE THE PORNSTACHE.
-- Grady Little showed his ability to choke in the postseason when he gave back the lead to the Mets in the 7th by having Brad Penny out there, despite his injured back & post-break ERA of 6.25. Grady's theory seemed to be that "struggling, injured starter" = "lights out reliever."
-- Nomar, who Senile Scully kept insisting is Clutch, ended the game by swinging at a pitch in the dirt.