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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Figuroroa's talking about professionalism?

A quote from Nelson Figgerroa:

Nelson Figueroa knows about bush league baseball. After all, he's toured the world trying to resurrect his major league career.

But not until Monday night did Figueroa witness a truly amateurish display, the Mets pitcher suggested. Incensed at the chants emanating from the Washington dugout during the Mets' 10-4 loss Monday night at Shea, Figueroa ripped the Nationals afterward.

"They were cheerleading in the dugout like a bunch of softball girls," Figueroa said. "I'm a professional, just like anybody else. I take huge offense to that. If that's what a last-place team needs to do to fire themselves up, so be it. I think you need to show a little bit more class, a little bit more professionalism. They won tonight, but again, in the long run, they are who they are."


I'm not sure what a girls softball team would sound like, but judging from his line last night (5.0 IP 5H 6R 5 BB 2HBP 9.00 ERA 2.40 WHIP), he probably heard some of this from the Nats dugout:
  • Figgy, you throw like a girl.
  • Your mother wears army boots!
  • Figs, you're turning into Mackey Sasser tonight.
  • We want a pitcher, not a belly itcher.
  • You just walked a guy twice with a career OBP of .333
  • Maybe the FBI could help you find the plate.
  • Fuck off, you fucking fuck!
  • How's your wife and my kids?
  • You know, you're not pitching very well at all tonight, sir.
  • Figs, I've seen better arms on a snake.
  • What's that on the mound? Is that a human, or a 6'1" pair of eyebrows?
  • Figs, you're getting smoked like you're some weed at a Phish show.

EDIT: How did I miss that you got demoted, Figgie? Have fun in New Orleans, sissy.


3 comments:

Puttzy said...

oh oh let me add some

* We want a pitcher, not a glass of water
* You are getting rocked by the last place team in the league
* Hits, get your hits here! Everyone gets hits!!
* No wonder you have played on so many teams trying to resurrect your career
* Will you throw our BP from now on? You make us look good
* We are unprofessional and acting like a bunch of girls, but you still can't get us out

The Doctor said...

BRING IN THE CHICO MAN!

Phishisgr8 said...

This one:

* We are unprofessional and acting like a bunch of girls, but you still can't get us out

made me laugh. Thanks, dude.

Also, +100000 to "BRING IN THE CHICO MAN!"