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The Suck

The Padres have taken Suck to whole new levels with this last series. As I type, the game isn't even over yet. The enormity of Suck that's gracing the Padres is amazing. Remarkable even. At the end of the season, this game will be the one that you can point to and say, "That's when everybody figured out that the Padres Suck."

And the trouble is, Bochy can't even really yell at the team later, cause he's as much to blame. If anything, Sandy Alderson should throw lightning bolts from his seat on Mt. Olympus and try to cast out the Evil Suck that's coursing through the Padres veins.

How bad do the Padres suck? Take this example in the third inning. Peavy gets on base with a base hit. Ishii hasn't looked good at all through two innings. Eric Young comes up and gets a single. Everybody in the universe figures Ishii to be done. Nobody thinks he's going to finish the inning. Mark Loretta comes up.

Loretta's numbers against Ishii: .368/.500/.474. That's over 19 ABs. By anyone's criteria, Loretta owns Ishii. It's the THIRD INNING. PEAVY IS ON THE MOUND FOR YOU. The Mets are looking for any sort of reason to yank Ishii. Why... Why... WHY IN THE NAME OF ALL THINGS GREAT AND SMALL DO YOU CALL FOR THE BUNT!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

What kind of horrible, prevent defense, type of managing is that? What's the worst that could happen if Loretta swings? Sure, he could ground into a double play, but that's what he did anyway. If you're worried about the doubleplay, put the hit and run on. It's been done before.


And don't tell me about no hindsight is 20/20. That was the dumbest dumbest dumbest dumbest move ever. I DARE you to defend that move.

I can't wait to see what the quotes in the paper are later. I can not wait.

Thanks goodness for the SurfDawgs.