Monday, March 20, 2006

You had to have a white hot spotlight

After watching Soriano strike out to eliminate the Dominican Republic on Saturday, Dave Shenin has a tremendous article in this morning's Washington Post.

Most of us in the Natosphere have ripped Bowden for not inquiring of Soriano whether he was willing to play left field prior to pulling the trigger on the trade. After all, it was well known that Soriano thought of himself as a second baseman; he had already refused to switch for the Rangers.

It turns out that Bowden did ask permission from the Rangers to speak with Soriano. And the Rangers said no. That certainly implied that Soriano would refuse the switch, and Bowden even recognized as much.

But the freaking MORON made the deal anyways! The leatherpants wearing piece of bat excrement even had the balls to tell Frank, "You can handle it."

Soriano has no legs to stand on after his abysmal WBC performance where he failed to get a hit while committing several errors.

Yet his personality and history in regards to position switching are well known. Bowden deserves to be run out of town on a rail for failing to recognize the situation and gambling the team's season on making a big splash in order to garnish his reputation.


Blogger Daedalus said...

Turns out Soriwhino refused to come out on the field today. One more time and he goes on the disqualified list. Good riddance.

9:07 PM  

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