ZONER’S MONDAY MORSELS
Soooooo…Paxson is going to interview Avery Johnson for the Bulls gig. You know, take your time and stuff, Pax. Like with Mike D. To the morsels…
Speaking of Mike D, I dare link to the hated one–Jay Mariotti–for a great take on the whole Bulls situation. I’m not saying I agree with it all, but it’s worth reading. “Since when did we become Sacramento? And why are the Bulls so sluggish and wishy-washy about every big decision that comes their way? Aren’t we all tiring of Kevin Garnett going to Boston, Kobe Bryant staying in L.A., Gasol going to L.A., D’Antoni going to New York — and Reinsdorf and general manager John Paxson just sittting there, making excuses, spinning bull to the gullible local media and letting life pass them by 10 years after a dynasty was prematurely dismantled?” I’m starting to wonder if agreeing with the Bulls’ defensive philosophy means matching the price they have in mind for a contract.
Sportsjuana rips into Carol Slezak over the column she wrote about the White Sox blowup doll deal: “Carol is a lousy columnist who only has her job because of her sex. This comes through when you actually waste your time reading her columns. She is fuming mad that the Sox had some blow-up dolls in their locker room. Who Cares? She claims it was offensive to women and represents how the Sox organinzation views women. Get a life, Carol. This was something that was intended to be funny, plain and simple.” Ouch.
Dugout Central has a nice post on “How To Make a Better All-Star Game”. I totally agree with him that not every team should have a representative at the game. Do we really need to see the closer of the team playing .297 ball with his 10 saves and ERA of 6? No we don’t. The rosters are too big to begin with.
I know–it’s hard to fathom–but Mark Prior is yet again experiencing “discomfort”. “I think you can call it a setback,” San Diego manager Bud Black said, “but we’ll know more [Sunday].” Setback=horsecrap? Yeah it does.
And finally, T.J. Simers rips on Andruw Jones for being a ‘tubbo’. Jones has 1 homer, 4 RBI and is hitting .179/.279/.268. I thought he would come back this year for at least 25 homers.