Thursday, February 22, 2007

Manny's Memory

Todd Jacobson shares Manny Acta's praise of Chad Cordero: (TJ really needs to get his tech people to give us permalinks!)
With Chad Cordero’s arbitration hearing behind him, the talk turned to his on-the-field talent, and Acta recounted a story of Cordero’s debut in 2003, straight from Single-A. The bases were loaded, and Cordero came in to face Ivan Rodriguez, “when he was on fire with the Marlins. Right there this guy showed everybody here what he was made of. The guy [Rodriguez] hit a rocket. But he got him out.” Sounds a lot like the Cordero we know now.

Whenever I hear stories with that amount of detail, my BS detector fires off. The wonderful thing about the internet, is we can factcheck their ass. Well, that Manny guy is pretty good!

Here's Cordero's first game, an easy inning.

I thought we caught our manager in a web of lies, shaking our trust to the core, so I checked his second game. And there it is, in the sixth inning, he came in to relieve the immortal Vic Darensbourg to face Ivan Rodriguez, getting a liner to third.

Ah, but the bases weren't loaded! There were runners on the corners! Manny's a liar! A dirty, stinkin' liar! If we can't trust him on this, what CAN we trust him on? He's lost ALL credibility with me now!

  • AHA!

    Nats 320, who finagled a press pass for the day, reports that Acta said that this happened on Cordero's first appearance. For shame, Manny! He's a bald-faced liar! I demand his immediate resignation!


    • Fun fact about Vic Darensbourg ... the first major leaguer from the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program

      By Blogger Brian, at 2/22/2007 12:48 PM  

    • At least with Frank, you knew that the dementia precluded any expectation of factualness.

      By Blogger JammingEcono, at 2/22/2007 2:25 PM  

    • Frank could also tell a story that probably predates any baseball reference guide.

      "I remember when Honus Wagner got into the majors..."

      By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/22/2007 10:18 PM  

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