Rod Barajas is Such an Enigmatic Douche

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In one miserable season with the Phillies, highlighted by a failed block of home plate, Rod Barajas firmly cemented himself into the pantheon of hated ex-Philly athletes- just below Scott Rolen but above Wes Helms.

In 2007, Rod hit .230 with 4 HR and 10 RBI in 122 at-bats. Yet, in his career against the Phillies, he's hitting .304 with 9 HR and 21 RBI in 86 at-bats. The anger…

After last night's game, he opined on Ryan Howard's CBP home run: [MLB.com]

"That home run for me is a great Citizens Bank Park home run. I set up inside and the pitch was even more inside. It was a ball. It jammed him pretty good. We all know he's a strong man, but I would say this is the only park that ball gets out of, maybe Yankee Stadium. I thought he might break his bat.

He's a special player, but that ball in that location, you're not supposed to hit that out. And when it goes out, it's frustrating."

 

You know what else is frustrating? This.

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Ole!

That led to a two-month long DL stint for Brett Myers.

Douche.

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8 Responses

  1. I don’t like the guy either, but everything he said about that home run is true. He didn’t really take anything away from Howard – he knows he’s a good player, maybe even an elite player – but if you put Howard in any other ballpark, it’s simply a long out. But really, who cares what he thinks? Phils win, Cole was money, let’s move on?

  2. i guess i am in the minority here – but i would have him well above the others. Wes is bad and JD is worse even than Rolen. I have never gotten the vitriol for Scotty – he gave everything on every play.
    Isn’t it interesting to revisit that WSJ article in light of the Posey play? Not that Hanley was going to freight-train Rod. If only.

  3. “I don’t like the guy either, but everything he said about that home run is true. He didn’t really take anything away from Howard – he knows he’s a good player, maybe even an elite player – but if you put Howard in any other ballpark, it’s simply a long out. But really, who cares what he thinks? Phils win, Cole was money, let’s move on?”
    Totally agree. Slow news day?

  4. Funny Rod, that the foul lines are the same at Dodger Stadium and Dodger Stadium’s power alleys are only 11 feet longer.

  5. Someone should have asked for Juan Uribe’s comment on the short porch in right…I’m sure he has nothing bad to say about it

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