“I Give Up”
I know everything about everything in sports.
You know that if you read the volumes of data I research and write on my website every day of the week.
On Monday, I had 121-different items on my Best 15 Minutes in Sports page on this website.
I pride myself on knowledge, insight, and context.
But I have no explanation as to why the Padres are falling out of the playoff race.
No idea why a team of big bats can’t hit their career averages.
Shocked at the amount of money being paid to the Fab 4-in the lineup.
Shocked further how poor everyone, but Fernando Tatis, is performing this season.
An Arizona Diamondbaks win in a late game on Wednesday, would push the Padres to 11-and-a half games back of the first place leaders.
Think of that, a 253M-payfroll with a team that is 6-games under .500, keeps losing to bad teams, has a horrible track record while batting. They have wasted Gold Glove defensive displays and such very strong starting pitching for much of the season.
Bob Melvin is getting thrown out of games at a record setting pace. The starting pitching is starting to show some fatigue. The bullpen, aside from Josh Hader, seems burned out.
The dugout seems lifeless. The lineup seems inept. The relief pitching walks batters, hits batters, gives up runs now.
The GM has disappeared off the face of the earth. The owner has gone silent. The fans have taken to booing not rooting for the home team.
And for the first time in my life, I don’t have any answers. I don’t understand how bad this big money lineup can be against some of the worst pitching staffs in baseball.
Maybe you have answers. Maybe you should write this column.
I give up on this team. Do you?