Archive for August 17th, 2009


Monday, August 17th, 2009

Johan Is the Man (or It’s About Time)

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“I feel like I have to protect my teammates. You can call that whatever you want. We’re in it together.” – Johan Santana

Giants pitcher Matt Cain may not have thrown at David Wright’s head intentionally, but the fact is he hit him. And when Santana retaliated, it was the right thing to do. If the pitch “just got away” from Cain, he shouldn’t be anywhere near Wright’s head in the first place, not if he can’t control his pitches. But that’s baseball. And retaliation is part of baseball, too. There are two schools of thought on how to go about it: One is to drill the pitcher; the other is to hit the opposing team’s star player. The Mets star third baseman was the one beaned, and the Giants, coincidentally, have a young star third baseman of their own. So Santana chose him. If he would have known that Cain would classlessly and sarcastically tip his hat to the booing fans when he left the game, …

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