DING DING DING! Ladies and gentlemen, Mike Missanelli came out spitting fire in the 4 o’clock hour today. After leading off with a violation on Todd Zolecki for referring to the recently fired Phillies hitting coach John Mallee as “Maehls”, Philadelphia’s OUTRIGHT leader set his sights on former nemesis Howard Eskin who, as usual, showed up to a press conference with little rhyme or reason:
Missanelli: There’s this one guy that asks questions, right? You can shut this guy down right away. If I’m Kapler or Klentak and this dude comes into a press conference cause he’s got no life at all and goes into a press conference with absolutely no reason to be at the press conference and ask questions, I’d go, “Excuse me. Do you actually have a job? Is there a job that you have? Oh. You’re on one hour at 6 o’clock in the morning on Saturdays? And you’re here? Why?” Why don’t they shut the dude down instead of putting up with his nonsense?
Missanelli’s producer Tyrone Johnson then took on the “bombshell” that Eskin alluded to in his rambling press conference question/comment:
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Tyrone: And this big thing that’s gonna leak out was that when Gabe Kapler was a TV analyst, he said that they should make a change with the manager the same year that the team actually did. So he was actually correct. That was the bombshell, that as a TV analyst [he made an analysis].
Missanelli: What is he there for? You don’t have a job. Stay home. Do something. Watch Bar Rescue. Whatever.
I think former WWE announcer Jim Ross put it best: