SportsCrack Blog

Monday, June 29, 2009


I've gotten a few emails from Atlanta Braves fans saying I've been over reacting to shortstop Yunel Escobar's play and how he carries himself on the field. As I have said before I think Escobar is a good shortstop. The problem is he comes off like a spoiled brat when things don't go his way. He pouts, he doesn't hustle, and he sure as hell hasn't made a great impression to his teammates and/or opponents. Escobar isn't mature enough and doesn't possess superstar talent for Bobby Cox to put up with his shit. He zones out and makes bone head plays much in the same way Kelly Johnson did yesterday against the Red Sox. Both Escobar and Johnson are extremely lucky they play in Atlanta. If this kind of play occurred in New York, Philly, Boston, or Chicago they would be booed off the field for the lackadaisical mental errors. It's too bad for Atlanta because the Braves have a championship-caliber pitching staff but they got a bunch of guys who seem to be going throw the motions. The heart isn't there. Or brains for that matter.

1 comment:

Joe Cusack said...

Not only does Yunel's "frosty tips" look like a mid-90's version of Justin Timberlake, he lacks the desire to be a great player, what is so frustrating about him is that he has what it takes to be an elite shortshop but is too much of a lazy pussy to put in the hustle to be one. He needs to remember he is also on a short leash, Rafael Furcal would have been the Braves starting shortshop had he signed and Yunel would have been issued his ticket out of town as trade bait or moved to second base, he needs to remember this and then maybe he would put forth more effort and less douchebaggery. Also the frosty tips need to go, take that guido shit back up to Jersey.