I've decided that even though it irks me a little bit that people can be so hard on the offense (even though we play in the pitcher friendliest park in the league), that I would stop trying to argue that they're actually OK because it seems to me that having all us be doubting thomases apparently helps our guys. Khalil looks lost at the plate? Two home runs. Bard shouldn't be catching? Three RBI homer.
The only person it doesn't seem to work for is Geoff Blum, so I guess it doesn't matter either way if we hate on him.
Also, a little part of me feels bad for Doug Mirabelli. Karma can be a bitch. He talks smack about Padres Fan and how great Red Sox Fan is and this is how some of the best Red Sox fans feel about Mirabelli right now:
1. A batting glove on his right hand
Finally, there's no reason why instant replay shouldn't be implemented in some form in baseball. If we're worried about the fact that the home team controls the cameras, then stick another official in the media booth. How hard is that? Give him a little walkie talkie and have him broadcast down the correct call in two seconds.
Actually, now that I think about it, there's really good reason. Arguing is part of the fabric of baseball and indeed, America. It's why our country has turned out so many lawyers. We also love controversy. It's not like tennis has received a huge spike in viewers and they have all kinds of robots call their game. Let's keep it the way it is.
Open Thread a little later. So psyched for some rubbermatchin'!