I was stuck late at work last night, again. I was sitting here just finishing up some stuff and waiting to get it back from my bosses. I pulled up the Indians-Red Sox game on the Internet. When I got to work it was 4-1 in the sixth. Now it was 4-2 in the seventh and soon 4-3 in the eighth. When the Indians didn’t score a run in the bottom of the eighth, I knew there was trouble. Hell, everyone and anyone who knows anything about baseball knew there would be trouble. Except Eric Wedge, that is.
“Hold you’re breathe,” I told my co-worker. “Borowski is entering the game.”
Why must we keep having to deal with this? Wedge Borowski is horrible.
Julio Lugo doubles. Sac bunt, sac fly, game tied.
Ortiz singles bring up Manny. I told my co-worker Manny would homer. It was a fearless prediction based more on who was pitching than who was batting.
Next thing I read, “Ramirez 2-run home run to left field.” Shocker.
I know we’ve talked about this before but, my goodness, what is it going to take to stop putting Borowski in to save one or two run games? It seems like nothing short of Jesus Christ Himself appearing before Wedge and pleading with him to stop because He is getting overwhelmed with prayers from Indians fans asking why.
I think Wedge is sticking with him because he is stubborn. Borowski is his guy and his guy is going to be the guy. Borowski got the job done last year so he can do it again this year. Baseball players, more than any other athletes, and especially relief pitchers more than position players, go from good one year to bad the next. You need to look at what they are doing for you this year. And this year, JoBlow has won as many games for the other team as he has for the Indians.
Borowski is awful. I don’t know how it can be any more simple. He sucks. He’s fastball is 82 mph. EIGHTY FREAKIN’ TWO! Are you kidding me? His sinker doesn’t sink, his curve ball doesn’t curve and his change-up is 82 mph. (Note: I’m not sure he even throws four pitches since they all look the same.) How is he suppose to get anyone out without an out pitch (is that the most times out has been used in a five word phrase?) His strategy seems to be the same as Henry Rowengartner when he realized he couldn’t throw his fastball anymore at the end of “Rookie of the Year.” If I just throw it slow enough it will confuse them. Then they’ll hit it to my defense. Not even Shaggy and his dog can foil this plan. (Evil Laugh) Ah ha ha ha, Ah ha ha ha.
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This has to end. I can’t take seeing JoBlow enter any more games. The only way he should ever pitch is if they are up by 20 or down by 20. By they, I of course mean the Lake County Captains. Anyone would be a better closer than JoBlow. Either of the Rafaels, Jenson Lewis, the hot dog eating guy, the hot dog vender from section 302, Jamey Carroll or Casey Blake seem to be good at a lot of things, Brady Quinn has a strong arm, LeBron’s season is almost over, this high school kid just pitched a perfect game (and yes, his fastball is faster than 82 mph), my goodness a blind duck with on leg and a broken wing would be a better closer. If Sharpio can some how work a trade to bring Larry Hughes back, I’d make him the closer.
How come Wedge doesn’t get this? How many blown saves is it going to take. Wedge always defended Borowski saying closing is a bottom line job, you either get it done or you don’t. We’ve all heard that and know that JoBlow some how led the AL in saves last year. That was last year. This year he is 2-for-4 in save chances. For all you mathematicians out there, that’s 50%. Fifty percent of the time the Indians lose the game when Borowski pitches. That doesn’t seem like a good bottom line job. Get him out of here. Don’t make me pull a “Celtic Pride” and kidnap him just so he never pitches again.
Hey Joe. You can’t feel good about yourself. Why do you keep putting yourself through this? Is it your ego? Your pride? Do you really think you can still be a closer? You have to know you suck. Here’s a scenario for you: The Indians are up 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth. Due up is Ortiz, Manny, Pujols, A-Rod, Jeter or whoever you think is one of the most feared hitters in the game. You could pick any closers in MLB you wanted to pitch the final inning. Someone is holding your family hostage and will kill them unless the Indians hold on for the win. Who you going to take as your closer? If you can’t answer yourself, you need to take yourself out of the closer role. If you say yes, you are either a bigger dumbass than pitcher or you really hate your family.
I’m so close to boycotting the Indians until they get a new closer. It’s like the Indians have to have a five run lead for you to feel save that Borowski won’t enter the game. It’s got to the point where if the Indians are winning by a run or two late in the game, I hope the other team scores to tie or take the lead and then the Indians win with a walkoff hit. I feel more confident in that happening than Borowski earning a save, and as a team they are batting .240 or something horrible.
Joe Borowski sucks. Simple enough, right? You’d think so. One more blown save and I’m done with the Tribe. And if I have to waste another day talking about how much he sucks, I’m retiring from blogging. I hate you Joe Borowski.