if theres one person who deserves the most valuable player award this year it’s not barry bonds who hit .370, smacked 46 home runs, got on base 58% of the time, drove in over 100 rbis, walked nearly 200 times, and only struck out 47 times.
no, the mvp for the national league was the coach dusty baker, for having to put up with barry bonds, and for making it to the world series despite a remarkably underwhelming pitching staff, very little bench depth, and his best player getting walked half the time he stepped up to the plate.
dusty is a class act who should have been tommy lasorda’s heir to the dodgers, but life isnt always fair and how are you going to fire tommy lasorda? fucker bleeds blue.
i say he’s a magician. who’s on this team other than bonds and kent? rich aurillia. but thats it. ortiz is good, but not that great. nen is a good closer, but how are you going to get a lead when bonds is getting walked? benito santiago? no, it’s dusty.
only twice in the last ten years have the giants failed to place first or second. say what you want, it’s not cause of barry bonds. it’s cause dusty is a genius.
cuban fat man livan hernandez lost 16 games. he also threw three shutouts. how are you supposed to manage when you don’t know which pitcher is going to show up?
dusty still hasn’t figured out how to lower the cost of living in frisco, but he’s doing pretty well with the baseball team.
too bad he’s got to take his rickety little dream machine into the buzzsaw of goofy magic called the anaheim angels, who very well may sweep the giants if they don’t watch it.