Saturday, August 14, 2010

A Question To Ponder Before Tonight's Game

Is Jorge Posada ever going to throw out another baserunner again?

Seriously, before the first rain delay it was like a "Kid's Run the Bases" day at the ballpark for the Royals last night.  That Blanco dude stole 2nd and 3rd consecutively without a throw EITHER TIME.

I love Jorge, I always have.  But it's time to face facts: he is fucking done as a catcher.  His body just can't hold up to the wear and tear anymore and it's starting to affect his performance behind the plate and at the plate.  He moves like someone with osteoperosis, his swing looks slow and lifeless, and he's got more bumps and bruises right now than Frankie Rodriguez's father-in-law.

If Jorge wants his career to last beyond next season he needs to swallow his pride and get familiar with two words: "Designated Hitter."  If he can't handle that, then it might be time to hang 'em up because watching him play right now is just painful.

P.S.- Let the official countdown for The Jesus begin...