photo by Samara Pearlstein
How appropriate that I already had this photo from earlier in the season! How charmingly accurate for so many Brad Penny starts!
Look, I know these games don’t ‘matter’ in the sense that losing them will keep the Tigers out of the playoffs, but it is still important to keep in the habit of winning, to keep everyone from sliding into the sticky pit of complacency, to put the team in the best possible position going into the postseason, etc. Important! Winning! Not whatever it is that Brad Penny did out there tonight!
What IS it with Penny? At first there was the day game issue, which was understandable– all those day games in the heat of high summer, the annoyance of ALWAYS getting them, etc. But we have gone past that. So… is he injured in some way? Are there issues in his personal life? Is he just bad at throwing a baseball nowadays?
Maybe Brad Penny is just tired of this season and would really like to be left off the postseason roster so that he can go home and close the shades and pretend it’s never time for a day game again.