Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tim Flannery = stupider than stupid

"To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people! I've known sheep that could outwit you. I've worn dresses with higher IQs." -- Wanda Gershwitz in "A Fish Called Wanda"

I'm still stunned at the stupidity of the Giants third base coach, who decided to send Jose Castillo -- not exactly Rickey Henderson when it comes to baserunning -- home from second with two outs in the 9th on Randy Winn's short single to left. That's how the Giants preserved Chad Billingsley's first MLB shutout and kept their scoreless string of 23 innings alive.

With two out in the 9th and the Giants down 4-0 on the road at Chavez Latrine, what's the point of killing the only rally all night -- when the Giants need at least two more hits to even tie the game? This is the kind of coaching gaffe that people call "stupid" in co-ed softball games. My guess is that Flannery had a dinner or drinking date that he wanted to go to. What a brainless dingbat! I realize that it's still a bit of a longshot that the Giants could tie but Castillo was actually the only guy in the lineup to put good wood on the ball all night and Winn's single was hit reasonably hard. So it's not completely out of line to think that maybe the Giants could get two more hits, particularly with Molina and Rowand due up next.

It was so stupid that even Flannery called it stupid. Who cares? I'm not impressed and I want him fired. As long as the Giants are making their fans suffer by hiring incompetents to coach, why can't the team hire someone who actually played for the Giants?

Speaking of Molina, it looks like the Yankees moved on from trying to get him and traded instead for Pudge. So now the Giants are stuck with a fast-fading 34-year-old catcher when they could have cashed in some prospects. The best thing I can say about this horrific game -- we're one day closer to Brian Sabean being fired.

Speaking of stupidity, it turns out that the Dodgers were interested in Manny, but got nowhere because Ned Colletti's perceived as a running a front office that's "a mess," according to Newsday


Blogger alix said...

I absolutely could not agree with you more. What a moron!!! He probably was already drunk!!!

8:48 AM  

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