Yeah, But He Had A Slow Start Then, Too!… But It’s Worse Now!

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Steak-Gate!

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This from the JSOnline Brewers Blog:

Prince Fielder’s Numbers To Date:

Year

BA

HR

RBI

OBP

Slg

2008

.250

1

12

.386

.368

2007

.263

5

14

.355

.525

Note the two most telling differences:

Batting Average: Down .013

Slugging Percentage: Down 0.157

Wow.

But On Base Percentage is up!

Um, not so fast.

OBP is up because managers are gladly allowing Fielder to walk; first because Braun did not do a good job at clean-up, and now because there is no real strength batting 5th.

Do the math.

2008 is not just another slow start for Prince Fielder.

Looks bad.

Is bad.

Just sayin’.

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Ned’s Happy Place! Unicorns! Rainbows! Votes of Confidence!

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What power does your pal Yogi have?

As if on, cue, Ned gives Derrick another vote of confidence!

We’ve tried to do it the other way, where you put him in a game
where you’re down two or three runs or up three or four runs, but we
haven’t had many games like that. We’re not getting anywhere. So you
sit down and realize that this is an All-Star closer. Get with it. Get
him in the ballgame. Get him straightened out so he can help you down
there.”

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Get With It! In Happy Land!


Look, I want Derrick to succeed as badly as anyone.

But let’s be honest, Derrick is not an All-Star pitcher at this time.

Yes, get with it.

But with what?

And that’s the question.

No one is willing to commit as to what is the problem with Derrick.

(Or for Gagne for that matter.)

I know this hasn’t been mentioned before, but there is something in common between Derrick and Gagne.

!

Again, you do the math.

I’m not even sayin’.

Say So Long To Good Ol’ No. 14!

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Say it isn’t so!

Good Ol’ No. 14 (nee 18) Gabe Gross traded to Tampa Bay!

Ack!

Correct me if I’m wrong, who scored the game winning run today?
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TG, Jr.?

I for one do not believe that TG, Jr. is ready for the Show.

Of course what do I know.

That, and John Butler is really needed right now at A Ball Brevard County.

Oh well.

Best of Health and Success, Gabe!

Brewers Win! 9-8! Another Blown 9th! Not To Worry! Everybody Does It!

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Wow.

What a game!

 

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Gabe (Good ‘Ol #14) and Gabe (Butterfly’s Pick) came through in the clutch.

Rickie Weeks went 2-5 with 3 RBI!

Prince Fielder went 3-3!

Bill Hall got the collar, 0-6.

Ouch.

But the real story is Eric Gange who blew his 4th save out of 10 appearances.

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Wave Buh-Bye

 

Is it time to start worrying Brewers Fans?

Does your pal Yogi even need to ask such a question?

Sheesh.

Give Ned Yost credit for sticking up for his players, but at some point you have to start living in reality.

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A Happy Place! Ned’s World!

 

The Brew Crew blew a 5 run lead.

Oh boy.

And in case no is paying attention, the the Cubs have won 5 straight.

Still, it was a great win after two very disappointing late-inning collapses.

It’s gonna’ be a long season.

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Just sayin’.

 

Nutrionist Sent to Players! Another Yogi Brewer Triumph! Still, They Can Eat What They Want!

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Steak-Gate!

 

Well, maybe someone in the organization is reading Yogi Brewer!

The Brewers have kept an eye on him since. Players weigh in weekly and work closely with the team’s athletic training staff to maintain strength and conditioning, but Fielder has not gotten any special attention regarding his diet, according to assistant general manager Gord Ash. The Brewers brought in a nutritionist on Monday for a presentation to players.  

“We give them the information and what they do from there is pretty much up to them,” Ash said. “We can control what we serve in the clubhouse and make good choices available, but we’re not there to watch what they eat the rest of the day. All we can do is educate and facilitate players meeting with experts. That’s what happened [Monday].”

Well, it’s a start.

And on this, I have to disagree with the Skipper:

“Whatever he does is right for him,” Brewers manager Ned Yost said. “Everybody wants to make a big deal out of a young man trying to eat healthy. That doesn’t have anything to do with it. You can ‘grease up’ all you want, it’s not going to help you hit home runs.”

So if Prince Fielder wants to eat only apples and drink Tab it’s OK because he wants to do it?

How about if Prince wants to smoke cigarettes, eat pie, drink coffee and bourbon all day, is that OK too?

No, of course not.

If you read the article, it suggests that Fielder stopped eating meat because of the practices of the meat industry, it doesn’t explicitly say that he did it for his health (he may have.) In any case, with all due respect for Ned Yost, I don’t think he is in a position to say if it is indeed healthy for a young athlete to stop eating meat and if it’s helpful or beneficial for either his health or performance.

Having said that, it’s a good first step. Someone has to be sensible here and figure out what is happening to Fielder’s strength, conditioning, and performance on his new diet.

If it was my team, as either owner, manager, or teammate, I would do my utmost to make sure every player and coach was in the best physical health possible; on and off the field.

Just sayin’.

 

 

Oh Brother! Brewers Lose 4-3. Derrick Not Available For Comment.

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Did you see tonight’s game?

Wow.

Carlos Villaneuva (The Stash) pitched well enough to win.

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The Stash.

The Brewers almost hit well enough to win.

In fact, the Cardinals did everything they could to give the Brewers a win.

And what happened?

Corey Hart, once the Goat, and then the Hero, became the Goat again, failing to score from 3rd in the bottom of the 8th.

And then there’s the small issue of Derrick Turnbow.

He looks like a man who has no idea how to pitch.

Obsessed with his compulsions: touch the hair, lift the arms, touch the tongue, tug the cap, exhale, shrug the shoulders…

Fast ball over the plate with no movement stroked for a double.

Twice.

What can be done?

I don’t know.

Sports psychologist?

Witch Doctor?

Exorcism?

What?

Well, you win as a team and you lose as a team.

In this case, Corey Hart and Derrick Turnbow are going to get most of the blame.

The truth is that the Brewers lost another game they should have won. And if this continues, the season is going to be very disappointing indeed.

Just sayin’.