That's the very laughable headline on the San Francisco Chronicle's story about Barry Zito's miserable season, authored by John Shea.
Here are some of the better responses --
The question is, if someone hits a homerun off Zito should it count, I mean,
come on people, it's like batting practice right. He's not like a real major
league pitcher anymore.
And Barry, please stop trying to explain why you
can't pitch anymore. Please just shut-up.
What....is Zito now trying his hand at standup comedy? He sucks today as he has
sucked his entire time with the Giants....all the way to the bank. What a fraud.
End of story.
one--you are a year older
two--your "fast ball" travels at
three--if your pitches are not spot on, the batters will treat you
like a little league pitcher.
You are welcome, no reply needed.
That's got to be the greatest deadpan headline yet:
"Zito Can't Explain 2013 Results". Right up there with "Titanic Captain Can't
I would think the headline was misleading. A better headline would be "Zito
can't explain 2012 Results". 2012 was the aberration in Zito's tenure with the
Zito pitches are very hittable, like batting practice. Why is he out there? This
is the big league, they are charging big bucks for tickets. Why throw this
little leaguer out there?
I'm counting down the days until we don't have to endure any more Zito starts. I
don't watch them anymore. I'm a season ticket holder, I give away the home games
that Zito is scheduled to pitch. We owe him a debt of gratitude for last
season, but it's past time to go now. 6 years of awful and 1 year of
very good. Ubelievable how crazy a game baseball is. After his first 5 years
here I wouldn't have bet anyone that he'd win 15 games last year. It almost
seems like a dream.