Davey Johnson is an Idiot


I haven’t watched much of the World Baseball Classic, but I did watch most of the game last night between the United States and Japan. Why exactly was Davey Johnson responsible for bringing pride back to United States baseball? Team USA played like crap for most of the game, but Johnson certainly didn’t put them in a position to win.

Anyone who would draw up a roster that has Derek Jeter playing shortstop with Jimmy Rollins on his bench is an idiot. Jeter played a relatively routine ground ball into a double, giving Japan three late unearned runs. But even worse than allowing Jeter to disgrace the United States of America is inexplicably having Adam Dunn lumber around in right field while Mark DeRosa(?!) plays first base. If you can’t hide Dunn in a grazing field, the next-best place to hide him is first base. And in an elimination game, why exactly did Johnson allow Roy Oswalt to get knocked all over the field in the fourth inning? Davey Johnson sucks.


24 thoughts on “Davey Johnson is an Idiot

  • blueslack

    Calm eyes. True Yankee. Cap’n Clutch. Don’t you remember that play he made once on that throw? Dude has liquid nitrogen pumping through his veins and a presence so majestic that Queen Elizabeth once spread her jacket over a puddle so Jeter could walk across.

    Oh, you mean he needed to play defense in an actual baseball game? Then yeah, terrible decision to put him out there. Also Rollins is a better hitter. But if you need a guy to be majestic with cold blood and a gazely gaze, then Jeter’s your man.

  • Moon

    I threw my hands in disgust at Oswalt’s pitching and left the room. I came back much later and HE’S STILL PITCHING!! What??

  • LincolnT

    While I agree that the coaching and performance on the field was disgusting, I have to be the one to jump on the argument that we did not field our best team. Seriously, Oswalt and Peavy were our best options? Derosa at first? Dunn playing any position whatsoever? The pen was horrible too. Too many guys don’t want to risk losing money or pissing off their team, which I understand, but thats the way it is, and therefore we will never field the best US team possible.

  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

    I wonder if the Japanese field a team of similar picken’s or if they get the very best their leagues can offer.

  • A-Ram Baller

    I was at the game last night and at the Cuba/Japan game in San Diego and that is the best team Japan can offer. I was sitting next to a japanese guy who told me that Fukudome was the worst player on the team. They are good and their pitching is really good.

  • Frasier Crane

    Maybe every 3 years instead of the all-star game. It could be NL vs the best team in the world & in the second game the AL. If MLB loses a game they can combine the rosters for a game 3. Play it in July & give the USA a bye until the final. Everybody knows Japan isn’t better than the USA. I just think nobody is really into baseball right now which is why Team USA gets no attendance.

  • John Foster

    @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

    The Japanese and Korean players get their best players because they are proud to represent their countries. The American players don’t give a shit about representing the United States because they are unpatriotic, rich, spoiled, and are ineligible to play in the classic because they are all on steroids.
    The US players who did play did not do any fielding practice like the Japanese and Korean teams did. Team USA and Major League Baseball is a disgrace to America.

  • White Derrek Lee

    Originally Posted By John Foster@Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

    The American players don’t give a shit about representing the United States because they are unpatriotic, rich, spoiled, and are ineligible to play in the classic because they are all on steroids. Team USA and Major League Baseball is a disgrace to America.

    Wow
    Salom Alehem Brother Muhamed. Where and when are we going to be martyrs so that we can praise allah and get our 72 virgins?
    You sick, stupid, piece of steaming shi*t.

  • White Derrek Lee

    This isn’t the olympics Muhamed, most players are getting ready to play a long grueling 6 months of real baseball. If you really think that team Japan and team Korea are the best in the World then you are as full of shit as that name you posted. John Foster my white ass. It’s on par with me talking to some customer service clown in India who can’t speak or understand English but claims his name is Chad Smith from Cleveland, Ohio.

  • White Derrek Lee

    You fucking asshole.
    I’m ready to beat someone right now.
    So John Foster,
    Are you in Chicago?
    Would you like to have a beer later this evening, we can discuss our thoughts on the WBC just passed.
    Let me know.

  • Chris P

    The World Baseball Classic is even less interesting than college football bowl games…if that is even possible. And I am a fan of college football, but those bowl games are the definition of meaningless.

    I don’t know what I would rather watch, a Cub’s split squad spring training game or a WBC championship game.

  • White Derrek Lee

    Why, yes – I do overreact a lot, now you mention it. And yes, I am a big, fat, hairy racist – but basically, I just hate anyone who’s different to me in any ANGER ANGER ANGER ANGER ANGER ANGER

  • Irish Yeti

    Originally Posted By White Derrek LeeWhy, yes – I do overreact a lot, now you mention it. And yes, I am a big, fat, hairy racist – but basically, I just hate anyone who’s different to me in any ANGER ANGER ANGER ANGER ANGER ANGER

    Hey, there’s only one of those around here dammit!

  • White Derrek Lee

    Originally Posted By White Derrek LeeWhy, yes – I do overreact a lot, now you mention it. And yes, I am a big, fat, hairy racist – but basically, I just hate anyone who’s different to me in any ANGER ANGER ANGER ANGER ANGER ANGER

    So not only do you use my screen name but you accuse me of being a racist?
    Nice.
    Did I overreact? Matter of opinion.
    Re-read his post and tell me that’s not the most anti-american crap you ever heard.
    It’s not his race I’m attacking, asshole, it’s his religion.

  • CactusMcHarris

    And you’re a typical red-state religion-baiting moron, WDL, who clearly knows not whereof he speak. Yes, you did overreact, and yes, Team USA didn’t play well on a number of levels. Go troll somewhere else – I hear Al Yellon needs mental midgets such as yourself.

  • Reuschel's Jowls

    The WBC is stupid. No one cares about it, nor should they. I was thrilled when the Dominican Republic got eliminated so our closer wouldn’t continue to risk injury throwing pitches in that meaningless crap event.

  • White Derrek Lee

    Originally Posted By CactusMcHarrisAnd you’re a typical red-state religion-baiting moron, WDL, who clearly knows not whereof he speak. Yes, you did overreact, and yes, Team USA didn’t play well on a number of levels. Go troll somewhere else – I hear Al Yellon needs mental midgets such as yourself.

    Cactus,
    I am the most liberal person on this blog. I guarantee it.
    I also love my country and have family in the military. Both dead and alive.
    The alive one has progressed to the rank of Colonel.
    If you read my post one might make the mistake of red state prick, yes, but to think that I am religion baiting? You not read so good?
    Team USA didn’t play well and had inferior talent in the WBC. All True. So What?
    I don’t give a shit about the WBC.
    But to say the shit above (not your crap, the John Foster crap) is still an insult.
    You can call me what ever you want.
    But I would get just as pissed if someone insulted me, my native american wife, my jewish mother, or my black sister in law.
    You guys need to read a little more carefully.

  • White Derrek Lee

    The only person I owe an apology to is Bad Kermit.
    Sorry Kermit, I didn’t mean to highjack (pun intended) your blog.
    Yes, god damn it, Davey Johnson is an idiot!

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