Friday, April 29, 2011

Those That Kick A Guy When He's Down

I know Len Berman must have felt like crap when he was unceremoniously dumped by NBC, but it doesn't stop him from taking every chance to dump on others in his online persona.
4. Friday eMailbag
When I wrote, in regards to Derek Jeter's tiff with Alex Rodriguez, "You mean 'Captain' is supposed to mean something in sports?" Subscriber R.M. wrote, "Maybe it would mean something if it was a title given by the teammates as opposed to bestowed by the owner."

Len seems to carefully gauge the fair-weather mood of fickle sports' fans as a GPS to plant his tongue in the right warm spot. Current case in point with the new biography that points to the Captain's flaws. Yes, Derek is not the god we would like him to be and yes he's looking pretty bad so far this year. But let's not forget all that he is done and let's not forget that no mater how poorly he's slumped in the past he's always one of the first on the field to congratulate and encourage his teammates.

1 comment:

Alphonso said...

When the Civil War began in 1861, Lincoln put in charge of the Union Army a general who had stood out in the Mexican Wars.

Lincoln had to go with him because he was the only player who possessed what he thought were the right credentials, at the time. But the speed and tactics of combat had passed the general by.

And it took Lincoln several tries, and many disastrous losses, until he finally got it right.

Similarly, Derek, Mo and Jorge are each staggering into that same, sad reality. They each still have all the right knowledge and instincts but time has, and continues, to erode their skills

And there is nothing they can do about that. There is nothing Girardi can do about that.

It is just the way it is. For everyone.

Give credit to the hearts, effort and history of this hall-of-fame group of player who gave us so many championships.

We have been incredibly fortunate to have them for so long.

But the party is over.

They can't win it all anymore.

And we are not likely to see their likes
again ( including Bernie and Andy ) for far too long.