Odubel Herrera Did Dumb Again

It seems like it’s becoming a nearly daily occurrence where you can point out something stupid that Odubel Herrera did. This is nothing new. Even at the beginning of last season, when we all fooled ourselves into thinking the Phillies could be good and Herrera hype was at an all-time high, I remember writing that he was good for one dumb-ass thing per game.

On Saturday night, he flipped his bat on a ground rule double.

Last night, he was first mocked by the Astros dugout for doing the same on a hard hit line out, and then benched by Pete Mackanin for failing to run out (or perhaps even recognize) a dropped third strike.

First, the bat flip.

The reaction of the Astros dugout wasn’t captured on either broadcast feed, but both Jim Salisbury and Matt Gelb pointed it out:

The lack of effort on the dropped third strike came later in the game and sent Mackanin over the edge. From Phillies.com:

But maybe because of Herrera’s continued mental lapses or maybe because he continues to hit well down in the lineup, the team’s hottest hitter has hit fifth, sixth or seventh in 23 of the previous 28 games.

Will Herrera ever just get it?

“I think that day will come,” Mackanin said. “Let’s put it this way: He’s in a development stage as well.”

But it doesn’t make the wait any easier while it continues to happen.

“This is a team thing,” Rupp said. “One guy just can’t not follow the rules. It’s not the first time. It’s happened before. It’s something we don’t want to see. He’s a good player, but you’ve got to do what you’re asked. Pete doesn’t ask a whole lot of us. He asks us to play the game hard, play the game the right way. Guys are going to make physical mistakes. Mental mistakes are something that you can control. Yeah, it’s frustrating. There’s no doubt about it.

“It’s hard for us. He’s a grown man. He has to learn on his own. We can only say so much.”

There’s a shift in baseball towards players showing more personality on the field. That’s a good thing. But you have to, you know, do something first to earn the right. Herrera routinely showboats, has bad mental lapses and seems to march to the beat of his own drum en route to outs.

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22 Comments

  • Jackie the jokeman July 26, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Why do you call your husband The Bus?
    Because he always stops before I get off.

    • Thank you president TRUMP for banning trans pervs from joining the military July 26, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Just saying

  • Zizzle July 26, 2017 at 9:02 am

    He’s a dumb Jose Reyes…..yey

  • Colleen Campbell July 26, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Why are you a racist if you just want him to hustle? Checking twitter today proves why Trump won.

  • odumbell herrara July 26, 2017 at 9:15 am

    oops I did it again!

  • If you're over 18 you are not a kid July 26, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Why do sports radio people call athletes kids all the time?

    • Bernie lomax July 26, 2017 at 9:49 am

      Why does the 97.5 morning show host always say he hates the summer

      • If you're over 18 you are not a kid July 26, 2017 at 10:31 am

        Why cant we say his name on here anymore?

        • Rob E July 26, 2017 at 10:51 am

          Just use the term “fatso” We will all know who you are talking about.

          • Maxie July 26, 2017 at 5:32 pm

            Or loudmouth.

      • Ron Bowman is a dumb ape July 26, 2017 at 10:36 am

        Because he is moribly obese and the heat literally drains the life out of him.

        • Duh CUUZ July 26, 2017 at 10:51 am

          those raspberries on this thighs must be brutal

  • RuPaul is not allowed to fly a F16 fighter jet July 26, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Holy shit the popcast must be bombing hard.. The amount of ads on this site now is ridiculous.

  • esports are the future July 26, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Boy oh Boy do I love those bat flips but I am more concerned with the Dota 2 International is just a few days away!

    Oh and Brood War remastered in about a month!!!

  • Wish the phils would move to another city July 26, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Herera looks like the type of dude that would flip his chicken bones onto the ground when he’s done eating a wing

    • The A's should have never moved July 26, 2017 at 1:20 pm

      The Philadelphia A’s still have more World Series then the Phillies and they moved in 1954!

  • JimmyCarville July 26, 2017 at 9:53 am

    This N-I-GGA is the dumbest player in the league. But what do you fucking expect from a SPOOK…..

    • David Duke July 26, 2017 at 10:21 am

      I agree!!! Just another dumb ass, lazy ass, sleepy eyed Naggggger like Rollins!!! Pound their chest and scream look at me like all the other fuckin’ Naggggger athletes!!!

    • johnmatrix July 26, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      prepare to have your IP address published

  • Schmitty July 26, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Guess I was right about his leadership

  • wrongnessmaximus July 26, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    As we used to say, back in the day. “Put some mustard on that hotdog”

  • Kracker December 17, 2017 at 3:40 am

    Schmidt called him dead on. No leader here.

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