Friday, February 12, 2010

Secretary Of Walking Off

Frankie Rodriguez gave up 11 runs in three innings against Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez and members of his cabinet in a slow pitch softball game on Thursday.

At least now we have someone to blame if Frankie bombs this season. I mean ... three innings? C'mon. It's like the World Baseball Classic all over again. And why is he playing softball when he should be working with Shawn Riggans, Luke Montz, and the other 59 catchers on the roster. He's got a lot of catching up to do. (Get it? "Catching" up to do? It's a Mets pun!)

But at least there was a legitimate explanation for giving up 11 runs in three innings: Chavez's cabinet apparently includes Justin Maxwell and Everth Cabrera.

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theBrooklynTrolleyBlogger said...

I know this softball game means nothing, don't tell El Jeffe that though, but K-Rod has been pitching competitively since last February leading into the Classic. He only finished his winter league season in Venezuela last week. He's going to have a dead arm by August. Watch! The Mets didn't let him play in the Caribe Series but that hardly seems like enough time before real games start for him in April again.

Schruender said...

The K-Rod signing just keeps getting worse. Letting Hugo Chavez have his way like that is not the diplomatic stance that our country appreciates.