Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Middle Finger: Steve Phillips

I'm starting a new series here at The Money Shot, it's called The Middle Finger. It's pretty simple. When I find it necessary, I'm going to call out some douche. That's it.

With the baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony this weekend, I figured I should start by giving Cal Ripken the Finger. Why? He shouldn't be in the hall of fame for at least another 5 years. I laid out this amazing argument for my stance over at OCP a few months ago but it has disappeared and I'm not doing anymore research on that gray-haired fuck. Ripken is a great guy and a great representative of the sport. Too bad he wasn't a great player.

Today, I'm coming after you, Steve Phillips. In case you are unaware, Steve Phillips used to be the GM of the Mets and is now killing brain cells on Baseball Tonight a couple of nights a week. His opinions are often incorrect and his predictions tend to go downhill as soon as they leave his mouth.

I'm not even a Mets fan, in fact, I hate the Mets, and I still can't get over thinking "this guy traded Scott Kazmir for Victor Zambrano". How have Mets fans not shanked this guy yet?

Remember those dumbass fake press conferences that he held for each team last year??? What a waste of time. Seeing Phillips act like he's the GM of the Yankees nearly made me shat myself. It was that terrifying. I had nightmares for a week that he would trade Jeter for some Just For Men.

There are only two teams that Phillips will praise: the Mets and Tigers. And he's not even that subtle about it. Of course he's going to suck up to Mets fans to avoid being murdered for burying the franchise and the Tigers are his hometown team (which says a lot...mostly that his parents are likely cousins). Hey Steve, Kruk has no problem hammering the Phils when need be, why not try to be a little more objective.

And finally, Phillips went on the radio last month and said that my beloved Yankees were "D-E-A-D, dead." Good call, Aguatto. I knew immediately after hearing that, that it was on and the playoffs were not going to be Pinstripe-free for the first time in 13 years.

So, in closing, Steve Phillips, you sir are a fucking idiot. Have a nice day.

10 comments:

Jacob Wheatley-Schaller said...

True, Phillips is an asshole, but he didn't make the Kazmir trade. Phillips got fired in June, 2003; Kazmir was traded right before the '04 trade deadline. Jim Duquette was the interim GM at the time.

Simon said...

He does suck, but ya it was Duquette who made that trade. But he did sign Mo Vaughn, Roger Cedeno, and Robby Alomar to massive contracts. So that's just as bad.

Simon said...

If you want some more reason why he sucks He backs up Sammy Sosa saying there's no smoking gun he cheated and he said Barry Bonds should sit all road game while chasing the record. He's an idiot.

GMoney said...

Well, sonofabitch, I've been smited in my own blog for incompetence. Well, I'm going to blame him for Victor Zambrano anyway.

If I could just hire a copy editor, this kind fo shit wouldn't happen.

rstiles said...

The Yankess are not out of it just yet....but they could be if they keep that Dumb Fuck Igawa in the rotation....

Dump that prick and bring up DeSalvo instead!!

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Anonymous said...

A chimp could've run the Mets better than Steve Phillips. Thats how much of a fluff the Mets owner committed when he hired this moron.

Anonymous said...

Phillips doesn't know baseball from his right and left hands. He sucks! It really astounds me they keep him on ESPN when he knows absolutely anyting - remind me again ESPN --> you have Steve Phillips a terrible minor league player telling me how to play the game - you suck!

Anonymous said...

Phillips doesn't know baseball from his right and left hands. He sucks! It really astounds me they keep him on ESPN when he knows absolutely nothing - remind me again ESPN --> you have Steve Phillips a terrible minor league player telling me how to play the game - you suck!

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