Nobody Cares Where Dom Brown Plays, Including Dom Brown


"“I would consider anything.”—Charlie Manuel, via Ryan Lawrence"

Do they even count as “problems” anymore, when the Phillies are so riddled with them that the playoffs are a laughable pipe dream? Like, how can you consider the offense a “problem,” when the reason that it is a problem is that it’s ineptitude could keep the team out of the playoffs, but the Phillies are definitely not making the playoffs.

Aug 3, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Domonic Brown (9) watches from the dugout against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. The Braves defeated the Phillies, 5-4 in 12 innings. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

So now the “problems” are basically just “bad stuff that is happening.” Even our problems lack direction.

Sort of like Dom Brown right now; the kid doesn’t know if he’s going back into left field, or beginning a new experiment in right. The consensus boils down to Charlie’s doomsday chuckling above, Dom Brown’s “I really don’t care where they play more,” and the general malaise of “I don’t know, leave me alone,” that is probably hanging over the clubhouse.

Cody Asche and Darin Ruf are both going to get outfield shots, both being natural outfielders and all, so where does that push Dom?  Hell, where does that push Delmon Young?

How do the Phillies, losers of 13 of their last 15, have too many players?  How do our problems come down to even the fundamental assembly of the team?  Just send somebody home, for christ’s sake. I guess I could be a littler clearer: Just send Delmon Young home. He’s not going to be the redemption story of the year. He’s not going to be a legit power source in the five-hole.

Meanwhile, Dom Brown will be forced to adjust, again, thanks to a team that seems to think his skills transcend him above the benefits of consistency.