OK, this is a short post, but I can’t take it anymore. I thought bad announcing reached a new low with Eric Karros on the FOX Game of the Week yesterday, but Steve Phillips’ continued character assassination on Carlos Beltran has become too much to bear. Are you upset, Steve, that Beltran has worked out better than every single free agent signing you’ve ever made? Are you upset that Omar Minaya picked up a great player, who hits for power, gets on base, and plays a great defensive center field? Would you prefer that the Mets start Timo Perez out there? Tsuyoshi Shinjo?
I don’t need to defend Beltran’s record, because it speaks for itself, but I can’t take listening to Steve Phillips complaining about a few small issues with Beltran’s game, when he’s been so great in 2009, a legitimate NL MVP candidate. Congratulations, Steve, you have been so utterly stupid, you made Joe Morgan into the voice of reason in the ESPN booth, a man so bad at his job, a website called FireJoeMorgan.com was once prominent on the internet. You have made Eric Karros sound like Vin Scully by comparison. Can we please get Gary, Keith, and Ron back as soon as possible? Please?