Apologize To Me Bitch!

So I’m sitting here tonight watching the second game of the Mets vs. Phils series, and I am trying to not think about last nights disaster.  After last night’s game I felt like someone had punched me in the gut.  I am still hoping that the Mets will redeem themselves, and will win the next two games, which is, in my book, mandatory.  After yesterdays disaster, I think it is important for them to get up off of the canvas, and throw the Phils a beat down.  By the way, a large part of the blame, for me, goes to Mr. Billy fucking Wagner.  I get sick and tired of all of his excuses, and it seems that he always has some reason not to pitch.  Last September there was a two week period where he had ‘dead arm’ and couldn’t pitch.  Last night his shoulder was throbbing, and the Mets had him get a precautionary MRI–which found that there was no damage–so basically his arm just hurt.

In todays NY Times, columnist William Rhoden, called out Wagner:

On Tuesday, the Mets’ medical people advised the bruised Billy Wagner that he needed one more day of rest. Wagner subsequently met with Manuel to affirm the doctors’ decision.

Manuel said that had Wagner made the case that he wanted to pitch, that he was ready if needed, he would have called on him.

Wagner made no such case. He opted to sit this one out. Later, he told reporters that after watching the bullpen get slapped around, he had second thoughts.

Too late.

I wonder, Billy, was that the Mets’ way, the Yankees’ way or your way?

What would Mariano Rivera have done?

I couldn’t have said it better myself.  Turns out Wagner reads the Times and today he demanded an apology from Rhoden:

…Wagner added that he was angry with New York Times’ columnist William C. Rhoden for allegedly misrepresenting his statements in this column following Tuesday’s brutal loss to the Phillies.

When asked which part irritated him, Wagner reached into his locker and pulled out of copy of the Times’ sports section, then read the passage. As soon as he did that, Wagner said he wanted Rhoden to stand at his locker and apologize to him — and all of his teammates.

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Well Wagner wants an apology, and I do too.  I understand if there is damage you have to be careful with your arm.  The problem is is that sometimes you have to push through the tiredness and maybe some cursory soreness, and just do your fucking job.  Hey perpetual you’re not a professional athlete so you don’t know how tough it is?  That’s true I don’t, and all the traveling throughout the year can be taxing, but guess what? you eat the best food, stay in the best hotels, and when you’re not on the road, you live in luxury at home.

So I don’t know what it’s like to be a professional athlete, but I do know a thing or two about pushing through my own personal tiredness to do my job, and to be there for my team.  Except my team was called the Marines.  Try going on patrol for, at least, 10-12 hours a day, and only getting maybe 2 hours of intermittent sleep for months on end.  Guess what I had an exhausted body, but I kept doing my job and I pushed through the exhaustion, aches, and general discomfort, because that’s what I had to do, and I was paid peanuts compared to what your getting.  So these excuses just don’t jive with me Billy boy.  Go out there pitch, and if you’re tired, fucking push through it, because, by god, you are getting paid enough to show a little backbone and heart.  Maybe that’s just too much to expect out of you though.  So if you want an apology then so do I, and until that time my hatred for you will continue to burn bright.

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~ by Perpetual Memory Loss on July 23, 2008.

One Response to “Apologize To Me Bitch!”

  1. wagner just got pwn3d

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