Monday, July 21, 2008

Why Steve Phillips was probably fired as Mets GM

I was watching tonight's telecast of the Cardinals v. Brewers game and he dropped a doozy of a line. How did the Mets ever hire this guy? Here's the situation:

Brewers closer Salomon Torres had blown a save in the bottom of the 9th, allowing the Cards to tie the game at 3-3. In the top of the 10th, Bill Hall hit a solo shot to give the Brewers the lead. A couple batters later, Torres came up to bat. Because that meant he would likely come in to try to finish the game (which he did), Steve Phillips seemed to find the situation amusing as he said:

"So what is he going to get, a blown save and a save?"

I am not joking when I say he was dead serious in saying this. He absolutely was. Not only that but the other color guy, Orel Hershiser (a former PITCHER), chimed in and agreed in finding that 'fact' amusing. Fortunately, Phillips had a play by play guy in the booth (Dan Shulman) who knew what he was talking about as corrected him in saying that it would be a blown save and a win if things held up. Something that anyone that is a fan of baseball should know. Phillips tried to cover up his gaffe by saying things like 'its hot up here' blah blah blah. Not buying it, dude.

For the record, Torres did end up getting a blown save andddd....a win.

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