July 27, 2009

Votto Does What Dusty Should Have Done Yesterday

Joey Votto–sick of being shit on by umpires, opponents, and luck–got himself tossed from the game in the first inning of tonight’s game.

Whether that was an inspirational force for the rest of the team, leading to their offensive actually making an appearance, I’m not in a position to say, but I’m sure as hell sure that Dusty Baker should have been doing the same thing yesterday after that incompetent piece-of-crap call at the plate.

Why aren’t umps fined for bad calls? I’m not saying they should lose a day’s pay if they call a ball a strike, but just something to demonstrate that they have any reason to give a damn. As it is, it seems like they care more about not having players questioning them than about actually getting the right answer.

In other game night news, great performance from Homer Bailey, and a good thing since Micah Owings just went on the DL. And stellar offensive performances from Johnny Gomes and Laynce Nix, which is also good since Owings Chris Dickerson just went on the DL.

Three more games in this series. Can the Padres save Brook Jacoby’s job? Stay tuned.

4 comments to “Votto Does What Dusty Should Have Done Yesterday”

  1. chuck says:

    they should fire brooks and pohl and sneak dusty in their luggage on the way out

  2. Aaron says:

    Umpires do have a reason “to give a damn.” They are evaluated constantly by MLB and any slip in quality will cause them to be released — for good.

  3. Red Hot Mama says:

    I like it. I think this plan could work.

  4. Rob says:

    A hitting coach is one of the most overrated coaches in the Majors. There are PROFESSIONAL players we’re talking about here. If they make it to the majors, they’re pretty good. If they struggle when they get up here, have them go down to the minors and get coaching on hitting. That’s what the minors are for.

    Dick Pole on the other hand is obviously not doing his job effectively. And neither is Dusty, because he doesn’t know how to analyze statistics before inserting players in spots of the lineup that they don’t belong.