Mike none too happy with the Yanks handling of this Joba situation. Here’s a bit more of what’s on the big man’s mind today:
“This is a 3 ring media circus created by the owner! If all your starting pitcher can do is go out there and give you 2 innings, he shouldn’t start!!! The idea this man left the game last night, he pitched 2 and a 1/3 innings, he threw 60 pitches, he allowed 2 runs, he gave up 4 walks, he had to tip his cap from the ovation – FOR WHAT!!! SHOWING UP!? I mean this THING HAS GOTTEN STUPID! This whole thing has gotten so STUPID, the Yankees look like MORONS the way they are handling this thing! Let’s hear it for Joba – he pitched 2 and a 1/3!! 2 and a 1/3 innings, what are we DOING HERE, WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE!!! 2 and a 1/3 innings! Feinstein was right, these may have been the most over hyped 7 outs of all-time. It has gotten stupid! Enough. Get him to the point where he can pitch 5 innings. If he can’t, you know, let’s wait till he can. This is silly. He’s gonna pitch 2 innings? This is silly. I mean c’mon now please, the guy pitched 7 outs and he gets a tip of the hat??
And not to leave the Mets out of things:
“The Mets were pretty dumb too. You can’t pitch Pedro, why don’t you take him to Antarctica for his first start!! It was 30 degrees last night in San Francisco!!! He could have pitched at home, he could have pitched in San Diego! They took him to San Francisco, he had ear muffs on last night!!! What were they looking to pull a muscle!! Common sense is rare among these teams!”
I haven’t seen Mikey get this agitated in a long time...settle him down, Dog.
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