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Rich Dubee Not Mad at Joe Blanton, Just Disappointed

“I don’t discredit a guy for wanting to pitch, but you’d like a little more honesty.”

–Rich Dubee

I imagine its hard enough to look Rich Dubee in the eye, knowing that in doing so you’ll clearly see directly into the raw, exposed nerves of your own humanity.

Also because he looks like this.

But there can’t be too many more rattling moments for a Phillies pitcher than to look up and see Dubee jogging out towards you, knowing you’re about to be at point blank range with a baseball monk whose so not impressed with you.

Joe Blanton, as you may not have noticed in the theatrical spot-swapping Phillies have been doing between the roster and the DL, recently left the club to spend more time with his elbow impingement.  He described the injury as a “pull back, burning sensation,” but never indicated that it was pull back-y or burning sensationish enough to ruin his pitching.  So, Charlie Manuel sent Joe on out there per the kid’s recommendation of himself.

It turns Joe’s troubles seem to at least have been partially amplified by a dose of ambiguity on his part, and undoubtedly contributed to his second exit to the DL.  And the worst part is, he wasn’t completely honest with us.  I mean, with his team.  His coaches.  People that are actually a part of his life.

Wait let’s check and see if Rich Dubee likes being lied to.

“I don’t discredit a guy for wanting to pitch, but you’d like a little more honesty.”

–Rich Dubee

Oh yeah.

 

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