So, WordPress was kind enough to inform me after last night’s post that the next musing would be number 100. Despite the fact that even Larry David is impressed, it is still even more humbling to learn on this momentous occasion that the Nationals have come bearing gifts:
Thank goodness. I would have hated to have to continue to waste so much of my rage on just the Nationals’ fifth starter when there are so many more things worthy of vitriol. But before I turn my guns, I can’t let this nugget from Adam Kilgore’s article go by without comment:
Wang will work closely with pitching coach Steve McCatty while pitching as a reliever. Wang has been rushing through his delivery, which causes his arm to drag behind his body and prevents him from getting his hand on top of the ball. The result is a fastball that lacks its trademark sink and instead moves wildly across the plate.
The glitch has made Wang ineffective.
Yeah. And McDonald’s poor customer service is because they rush through everything too. I’d be quite surprised if Wang is still hanging around the bullpen when H-Rod and Storen return from the disabled list.
To finish off this party in style, I have to say that amid all the furor over the Joel Peralta pine tar incident, and whether Davey Johnson broke another one of baseball’s unwritten rules or not by outing him,* something simple seems to have been lost. Shouldn’t Peralta have known that of all managers and all teams who might be aware of his shenanigans, it would be Davey and the Nationals? And perhaps with that light bulb flickering on, you’d lay off your cheating ways for a few games? I don’t know what does and does not go over well in major league clubhouses, but I do know that even Forrest Gump knows that stupid is as stupid does.
*A concept which I have to say is completely anathema to an auditor such as myself.