And after about 5 minutes of prodding from the local media contingent, Lou finally went off on this sorry excuse of a $110 million ballclub. Hopefully this will give him the excuse to just go ahead and make the moves he wants, without massaging things slowly to avoid hurting egos.
As a catcher, Barrett's a decent hitter. Although not so much this year. As a game caller, Barrett's a Jacque Jones 17-hop throw to the cutoff man. I'd have lived with Blanco's bat for 120 games if he could hold up.
Originally posted by odessasteps Yeah. I emailed Erik before the show started and he said that as long as the game ends before the show, they (PTI) were going to do it in the Happys.
I don't know why Barrett would try and pick a fight with Zambrano, if that was the case. I mean, he's no A.J. Pierzynski.
Usually in any case, I'd say the Cubs should cut their ties to Barrett and trade him off, but Zambrano hasn't exactly been lighting the world on fire this year while still making contract demands. As long as Prior and Wood are in their last days as Cubs, maybe they should just send off Zambrano and start the whole damn thing over again from scratch.
(edited by It's False on 2.6.07 0930)
The Wisdom of Homsar: Let's sing a song of Pennzoil!
This reminds me of that series back in 1977, when Reggie Jackson was running to second and blatantly stuck his hip out to get in the way of the throw. The ball bounced off him, and a run scored for the Yanks, I believe.