Friday, September 30, 2011

Godzalez Speaks


Tex may be a boring guy who is a pop up machine at times, but I'll take him any day over this "MVP." Pete Abe took him to task over the above and other comments

....Asked what he saw from the team this month, Gonzalez stayed on his theme.
"God didn't have it in the cards for us," he said.
On Tuesday, when I asked him about the collapse of the team, Gonzalez blamed the schedule, not the Almighty.
"We play too many night games on getaway days and get into places at 4 in the morning," Gonzalez said. "This has been my toughest season physically because of that. We play a lot of night games on Sunday for television and that those things take a lot out of you."
I told Gonzalez that teams like the Red Sox and Yankees have long had those challenges, it's part of playing for a high-profile team.
"Why does it have to be?" he said. "They can put the Padres on ESPN, too. The schedule really hurt us. Nobody is really reporting that."
Crawford, meanwhile, stood at his locker last night and answered every question thrown at him with honest, direct answers......
Crawford stood only a few steps away from where Gonzalez sat. But how they handled the end of the season were miles apart. Crawford took responsibility for what happened, Gonzalez did not.
Believe if you will the amateur psychologists out there who have never met the guy and believe Crawford can't handle Boston. I think he just had a terrible season, something a lot of high-profile players go through. Being bounced around the lineup didn't help.
But at least he stood up at the end, admitted it and didn't pin it on God and ESPN.

2 comments:

John M said...

I always liked Crawford and always thought Gonzalez was a crybaby, no matter how good he is.

Pete Abe...carrying on even in the enemy camp. Good for him.

Carlos Siiiilva said...

If the schedule is such a problem for Gonzalez, maybe he should ask to be traded to San Diego or Kansas City.