So...the only reason you haven't seen this rant posted earlier is that I have been too stunned up till this point to even comment.Â First, you have Charlie Manuel's profanity-laden tirade at an eminently unlikable reporter/talk show host.Â Wow.Â Where do you even go with that one?Â THEN...mere hours later, the Phillies announce they are converting their #1 starting pitcher to a late reliever.
I'll say that again.
THEY ARE CONVERTING THEIR NUMBER ONE STARTER INTO A PITCHER WHO WILL PITCH ONLY ABOUT AN INNING PER GAME.
He isn't even going to be the closer!Â I mean, only the Phillies could make such a stupid ridiculous move...AND screw it up in the process!Â They can't even get idiocy right.
Now here's where it really gets scary, Part I:Â In an interview on Mid-Atlantic SportsNet yesterday, Myers said that he made Manuel PROMISE him that he will NOT move him back into the rotation.Â I don't have the strength to even say that again.
Now here's where it really gets scary, Part II: ESPN.com's Jayson Stark (who was a Phillies beat writer and columnist before he went to ESPN) reports that "there continues to be no sign that Manuel is in any short-term danger of getting canned".
When does Eagles training camp open?
By the way, I borrowed the headline for this rant from a column by Philadelphia Daily News columnist Rich Hoffman, who is usually a pretty good read.