Friday, June 27, 2008

Thanks for the Memories

by Josh Elwell

Did you miss the games this week? Here's a quick recap: Loss. Loss. Loss. Loss. In fact, we've done that 10 out of the past 12 games - right after winning 8 of 10. The Padres sure know how to play the role of the tease. Right when you think it's going somewhere, Trevor Hoffman comes in and ruins everything.

On Tuesday night, the Twins found out just how over-the-hill Hoffman is. This happened when Brendan Harris & Brian Buscher hit their 3rd and 1st home runs of the season - back to back against Trevor Hoffman! Go back and think about that: Two guys who never hit home runs, hit them in one of the toughest ballparks to hit one in, off of baseball's career saves leader to win the game. What's the icing on the cake you ask? Oh, it's that King Trevor has now tied his amount of home runs given up at Petco in 3 months than his entire first four seasons at the park. Way to go out in a blaze of glory, Trev. If you keep it up, you'll end the season with a 2-10 record and your current ERA of 4.85. Just padding the ol' Hall of Fame resume.

Righteously so, Trevor (and the Padres current state as a whole) received a thunder of boos after the second home run. What do you think about that, Bud Black?

"I didn't like it. This city should be very proud of a player like that for everything he's done on the field and in the community. I don't like it. I don't think it's fair."

Fair? You're talking about fairness? Your team is on pace to lose 97 games. That's not fair. But what say you, Jake Peavy?

"I could not believe that. That is as disheartening as it gets. I don't understand it. When you look at all of his achievements, what he has meant, it's ridiculous."

Nice use of past tense when referring to Trevor's career - I totally agree! Wanna hang out some time? Oh, hey, Shawn Estes, got anything to enlighten us with?

"How soon they forget."

Really? That's all. I'd say we have an excellent memory when it comes to Trevor Hoffman. Go fall down another flight of stairs. Okay, can I get a word out of you, Heath Bell?
"If the fans were booing him, shame on them."

I only said one word. But thanks anyway. Thanks to all of our deep-thinking Padres.

In the words of Astros GM, Ed Wade - "Go look in the [bleeping] mirror." It's just a shame Shawn Chacon wasn't around to choke Trevor Hoffman after the game. Then again, Chacon is looking for a job and I wouldn't mind having two
choke artists on the same team. It can't get any worse.


Joe C said...

Must we? The team is terrible this year. Let's pile on the guys who are really letting this team down. Trevor Hoffman is going to retire. If we were contending this year it would be an issue, but we're not. Let the man have his final year.

Josh said...

We must. I was ready to let it slide until I caught the article with these guys ripping the fans for booing. Besides, no one else is playing this far below their talent level. Yeah, the team is terrible, but Trevor Hoffman stands out. I want to ignore it, I really do, but Shawn Estes called me out.