Gardenhire always tries to overdue his showings of respect. It's come to the point where I think it's an ego thing. He wants people to say, "Wow, that Gardenhire sure is classy and respectful to the game of baseball."
In this case it's just stupid.
Not to mention how Gardy was terrible in the ALDS last year. Twins would have beaten the Yankees with competent managing IMO.
I understand the respect part of this..... but if I was Brad Radke I'd feel like an idiot. Not only did I make my team spend way too much money on me, but I'm starting on opening day when everybody and their brother wants to see Johan Santana out there.
"Jack, will you call me, if you're able?"
"I've got your phone number written, in the back of my Bible."
LBJackal wrote:I understand the respect part of this..... but if I was Brad Radke I'd feel like an idiot.
I think he does
Although he has been the Opening Day starter eight times in his career, Radke was taken aback by the news. "You're darn right I am (surprised)," Radke said. "I don't know what they (the coaching staff) are thinking. I pretty much thought Johan was going to start it up. It doesn't matter to me. That's always an honor. I'll be ready."
btownfu wrote:That's true..but at least more often then not he will be going against #2'S
I highly doubt that. With different schedules, off days, injuries, call ups and send downs, and other situations going on with every team in the league, I dont see that happening.
All other things being equal, you want your pitcher to be #2 instead of #1. It may only make a difference in two starts over an entire year, and that may only mean one extra win, but I've won and lost fantasy leagues over less than that. Every little bit counts.
"And so he spoke, and so he spoke, that lord of Castamere. But now the rains weep o'er his hall, with no one there to hear." - The Rains of Castamere