Tuesday, December 08, 2009
"Following in the footsteps of Paul LoDuca and Dmitri Young, another bad [signing] by the Nationals," stated Jim Bowden on Sirus XM Home Plate today at The Winter Meetings in Indianapolis in a discussion about Our Washington Nationals signing Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez to a two year (now down to $5 million) contract.
As incredulous as I was over reading the quote, The African Queen was aghast over hearing it.
Shameless is the only way to describe it, maybe, classless too.
And who exactly decided to sign Paul LoDuca and Dmitri Young to contracts? At least one can expect a team player that works hard and comes to the park every day to play in "Pudge", no matter how many games he eventually plays for Washington. Not effort received from LoDuca and Young after signing $5 Million Dollar contracts to play here.
Sohna and I are very disappointed that Jim Bowden made this comment today. He can criticize the Rodriguez signing all he wants, but looping this into his LoDuca and Young signings and not mentioning his responsibility--utterly ridiculous.