Monday, August 30, 2004

Summary Dismissals

Checking in on the Phillies makeup game against the White Sox in Chicago Monday I noted Roberto Hernandez came on in the sixth inning in relief of an ineffective Brett Myers and immediately gave up two runs and the lead. If Larry Bowa gives the ball to Roberto Hernandez one more time this season the manager should be summarily fired right on the spot. No questions asked. No second chances. He should be fired for terminal stupidity. They should change the locks on his office door before Bowa gets back to the dugout and he should be escorted from the premises.

Then, in the eighth inning, Todd Jones came in and served up a two-run home run that turned out to be the game winner for the Sox. Ed Wade should be held accountable for this one. No second chances are applicable here; Wade should have been dismissed on the spot and escorted from the stadium before the umpire threw out a new ball to Jones.

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