Thursday, June 21, 2007

About Schmidt

The only thing I can think of is that both Coletti and Conte, and probably McCourt, knew about the shoulder problems and refused to pursue the issue further. They probably thought that if they demanded an arthroscopic procedure that Schmidt and his agent would balk at having it done. In any event, whether they knew he was damaged goods, or to what extent, will have to be determined. The fact that the general manager did not demand a more extensive examination is incompetence and should be treated that way. I am also discouraged that the Los Angeles Times of Chicago (my LA Angels of Anaheim comparison reference)did not have an editorial prepared for today's edition, which is ridiculous and just bad coverage.

The other, and more nefarious possibility, is that they knew exactly what they were getting and decided to pull the trigger anyway to appear to the season ticket holders that they were serious about winning. In other words, the whole thing was pre-planned in advance. Remember, they do get insurance money to cover a percentage of the loss. I wouldn't put anything past this organization.


Blogger Michael Pascoe said...

Try looking at the Lakers. I wonder what kind of crap they are pulling. At least the Dodgers look like winners. The Lakers don’t seem to care if they ever will win another championship. They never should have let Shaq go. Now it looks like that Kobe will follow. You are right, there is something going on. I think there is some kind of plot to prevent another L.A. team from winning it all. (Oops, I forgot the Ducks).

Why do you think L.A. does not have a football team? (Oh, yeah, if you call that goofy indoor game a football team). They will never get a franchise as long as Corporate America has their hands in it.

Maybe I’m being paranoid, but I have a strange feeling. Let’s hope the Angels or Dodgers won’t tank it this year.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Michael Pascoe said...

The Dodgers keep rolling along. Either winning to stay in the hunt for first, or losing at the same time the Padres and the Diamondbacks do. This will be an interesting year. Let's hope when we get to the stretch, the Dodgers can make that push that will reward these great fans.

We've waited almost twenty years for another pennant. Let's hope they can pull some of their magic.

10:56 AM  

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