Sunday, June 17, 2007
Drinking the Kool-Aid...
From Sunday's game on ESPN...
Joe Morgan: "I think Perez pitched great, but Roger Clemens pitched even greater"
Whoa did I miss something Friday night? If I remember correctly, Ollie P. pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings. Clemens gave up two runs including a blast to Jose "Hovito" Reyes. Seems to me like O.P. had the better night.
Over at Mets Blog, they also picked up on the broadcasters lack of knowledge and had these interesting stats when comparing Perez to other lefty pitchers.
This isn't the first time or only time Morgan showed his blatant Yankees bias. How many times did we have to listen to Morgan basically "Lewinsky" Derek Jeter last night.
Joe Morgan (paraphrased): "Jose Reyes is a good exciting player but until he wins 4 rings he'll never be on the level of Jeter"
Joe, last time I checked, baseball was a TEAM sport. Did Derek Jeter pitch in any of those playoff games? How many games did Jeter close during their run? Jeter, just like Paul O'neil, Tino Martinez, Mariano Rivera and Posada... was a really good contributor to a championship team. He was not THE ENTIRE TEAM.
So, if Hovito is lucky enough to have a good supporting cast around him that pitches well, plays defense and hits in the clutch, then maybe he too can win multiple World Series. But the notion that Jeter is better simply because he has rings is ridiculous. Robert Horry has 7 rings, does that mean he's better than Charles Barkley or Karl Malone? Exactly.
Joe Morgan is definitely drinking that Bronx Kool-Aid. That project Kool-Aid with the extra sugar. Holla back.