Quick Friday Thought
As was linked in a previous post, former Cub pitcher and current ESPN baseball analyst Rick Sutcliffe is taking some shots (he sure was...) in the press.
Big Red was apparently Big Drunk when he joined the San Diego Padres television broadcast Wednesday night, giving coming off as incoherent when he talked about everything from his daughter's acceptance to Harvard Medical School, George Clooney and all he's doing "up there," and how Pads pxp guy Matt Vasgersian is a hot commodity.
But if Sutcliffe is catching flak for being incoherent during a live baseball broadcast, should (Hall of Famer) Joe Morgan be the subject of Congressional hearings?
It was bad enough on Tuesday night, that I had to suffer through well-known Yankee shill Michael Kay on the YES Network. The only thing that kept Eraserhead from being completely over-the-top obnoxious was the fact that the Yanks were trailing by more than a touchdown and a field goal for much of the game.
On Wednesday, and again last night, I had the treat of listening to Chris Berman and (Hall of Famer) Joe Morgan. The two of them talk about baseball the same way Courtney Love and Steve Howe (whoops, he's dead, lets try another former Yankee junkie), er, I mean Dwight Gooden talk about sobriety.
Sutcliffe, with boozin' partner Bill Murray riding shotgun, is only guilty of making an ass of himself. And probably embarassing the shit out of his daughter. At least he didn't claim not to care about Super Bill Hall and/or Geoff Jenkins and tell Mark "Mud" Grant that he wanted to kiss him.
Because that'd have been weird.