So I don’t know if you saw what started this, but I’m loving the aftermath. Phillips blamed Piniella for his handling of Fukudome with no mention of the fact that major league pitching simply caught up with Kosuke after his first round of games against Major League pitching. Or maybe it was hard for a guy to get comfortable playing in a clubhouse where he doesn’t speak the language(s). Man that must be like being outcast for being gay in a homophobic clubhouse (by the way I highly recommend a google images search for “A Rod gay“).
More importantly, why the hell does anybody listen to Steve Phillips? I mean, seriously!? He was terrible as the GM of the Mets (despite their one WS appearance); this is the guy who signed aging “stars” like Mo Vaughn, Bobby Bonilla, Pedro Astacio and Kaz Matsui – genius! I love the segments on ESPN where they ask him what he would do as GM of the teams looking to make moves. That’s fucking high comedy that they let him voice his opinions on TV, but its definitely the closest he’ll ever get to a GM job again. Gotta love Sweet Lou giving him the smackdown.
UPDATE: This has nothing to do with the Piniella feud, but its fun to mention that Phillips actually had to take leave from the Mets during his tenure as GM because of revelations of his extra-marital affairs amid sexual harassment allegations. Is it a requirement that you sexually harass someone to work at the WWL? What’s next, Peter Gammons sexually harasses Dustin Pedroia?