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August 10, 2008

The long and short of it

Well, that was three hours of your life you're never going to get back. The game felt so long, Hayden Penn recovered from his sore shoulder and still had plenty of time to trip over his suitcase, which has now been packed for three years.

If you thought you couldn't wait for today's game to end, imagine how Alex Cintron felt. He lost a pop up in the sun in the Rangers' four-run first inning, had a soft line drive skip off the top of his glove in their six-run fifth, hit into a double play in the eighth and generally just seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time all day.

When he grounded into the eighth-inning DP, the crowd let him have it.

He had a rough day, all right, but when the other team scores 15 runs, there's plenty of blame to spread around.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 4:45 PM | | Comments (5)


Tough day for the pen. If DT is going to use Beird in tight games he needs to get him some work. I think today was his 3 game in the last 16 days.

Sherrill is going from bad to worst, He's a situational lefty, not a closer. I'm afraid his trade value is declining by the day.

Cintron looked like a bad player at best and a lazy one at worst today. Hopefully all those people who wrote Waters into the rotation for years to come will get real now. I'm not saying we should give up on the guy, but he looked a lot more like the guy who had the kind of minor league stats that he has had. The bullpen looked absolutely as bad as it has all year today. Sweet Lou was a bright spot, along with Roberts and Mora. Dave, play the kid--every day.

Should have traded Waters after the Angels game! His stock was at an all time high. What is Andy Mac doing!!! Make the trade, do not sit on guys like Waters. Now he is worth nothing. We missed the boat on that one. Pathetic. Should have traded him for a Major league ready power hitting and good defensive SS. I am done with this team.

Yeah, Doug, everyone lines up to trade for a minor league putcher with one career start.


Sarcasm? Maybe? Ever heard of it?

I thought I was pretty funny, guess not....

I will stick to the day job.


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