As expected, Maddon not impressed by boos directed at Manny. Wants fans to know how hard he’s working to produce. If anything, pressing.
How Little League manager of you Joe!
Behave you nasty, vile Rays fans. Lay off Manny! He’s working hard!
Well, memo to Merlot Joe: Plumbers work hard too. What, are you going to sign a guy who is fixing your toilet to hit cleanup? Why not, he works hard!
Lest Merlot Joe forget, baseball is a results-oriented business. Would he really start a guy who is better off on the bench in Charlotte to start with the parent club because he worked hard? Come on!
Now granted, it may be a bit early for the boo birds to come out. Yeah, Joe’s disgusted as the next Rays fan that the team is 0-4. Guess what, so are the Red Sux.
Yeah, there was a glimmer of hope to take away from this game: the offense exploded for three runs on five hits. It’s a start.
Hey Joe, rather than worrying about how the fans react to a big-time free agent pickup of a cleanup hitter who isn’t even batting his IQ and can’t drive in any runs, you ought to forget about the damned wine for a change, get into the lab with that Stan Musial-like hitting instructor of yours, Derek Shelton, and pour over video until morning rush hour to figure how in the heck your team can manage a modicum of an offense.
If you don’t figure out the offense soon, those boo birds who were after Manny Bay Monday night will turn their ire towards you instead. It’s not like anyone has any burning confidence that Shelton will actually turn the bats around.