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.


PR Domer said...

The combination of Joe Morgan and the ass kicking they took made it very difficult to watch the game. It just feels that Joe Morgan does not really follow the league in detail. He only knows about the stars in the league. He had no idea who Oliver Perez was, which was evident when he called him Odalis and said all he threw was fastballs. Correct me if I am wrong, but most pitchers throw 70% fastballs.

MetsGrrl said...

I am so tired of the Jeter and Reyes comparisons. The best comeback I heard was on WFAN one night, when some Yankee fan moron called, detailing Jeter's accomplishments, and the host said:
"Hey, dude. How old is Jeter?"
"Right. How old is Reyes?"
"Great. Let's chat in 10 years and then you can tell me that Reyes is no Jeter."