Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Your Basic Vices
Update: Sure, Grant, I'm willing to help out: I hate A.J. Pierzynski.
Gimme a break. All I know is that Pierzynski made ANOTHER smart play, and scored from 3rd base on the sacrifice fly after taking out Barrett, who was blocking home plate without the ball. Game winning run, my frent.
Now if that was Erstad, all we'd here about is what a "gamer" is.
And we even did you guys a huge favor this week, by sweeping Oakland. Where's the love???
I feel like I am arguing evolution with an ID theorist. Please explain WHAT EXACTLY DID PIERZYNSKI DO WRONG when he:
(1) ran to first base after Josh Paul rolled the ball to the mound, in Game 2 of the ALCS?
(2) scored from third base on a sac fly by knocking down Barrett, who (a) didn't even have the ball, and (b) was blocking home plate?
HOW IS ANY OF THIS "BAD BEHAVIOR"???
In each case, Pierzynski's play led to the GAME WINNING RUN.
Please provide a rational explanation.
Why is it "bad behavior" that he knocked Barrett, WHO WAS BLOCKING THE PLATE, down? (For the record, Dusty Baker said there was nothing wrong with what AJ did).
Maybe he has "acted bad" in the past. But you have no rational basis to criticize him for either of those plays.
Re: kicking a trainer in the nads, that's unsubstantiated hearsay reported in a Playboy magazine article.
Bottom line: if he was on Anaheim, you'd love him.