Wednesday, August 5, 2009
THE DODGERS & SPOILED NATURE
"We don't want the same situation as last year in the playoffs, when Philly threw at Manny and we didn't retaliate," Martin added, referring to last fall's NL championship series against the Phillies. "We don't want to be known as a team that doesn't have each other's backs."--Dodgers catcher Russell Martin.
OK, let me get this straight. You were pusses against Philly last year when it counted most. Chris Smith, who most baseball fans have no idea of who he is,(that fact not helped by his generically innocuous name) barely SCRAPES Manny Ramirez, the steroid queen. The Dodgers, with 2 out and a 36 run lead have a man warming up, and the guy on the mound, Guillermo Mota, drills Prince. If you want to play the whole "He did it first" game, Hiroki Kuroda hit Frank Catalanotta in the 2nd inning.
Russell Martin, as he so eloquently stated, feels the team did this to make a point. So the Milwaukee Brewers are supposed to turn into marshmallows and martyr themselves for your cause, because you douched out last year when conflict presented itself? At the hands of a different team no less? How presumptuous and pampered can a team be? Typical west coast sports attitude.
If I'm Milwaukee, I'm going down swinging in the last of 3 games, and the final matchup with L.A. of the season. Fielder was wrong to go after the Dodgers in the locker room, I'll grant that, but who do the Dodgers think they are, just expecting some team to take a fall so they can flex some nonexistent muscle?
Should of taken care of your business last year, because if all is right with the world, the Brewers will take care of theirs tonight. I don't know about you, but the last person I want charging me is Prince Fielder