Joaquin Benoit Had to Remove a Bandage Because it Possessed Superhero Powers

If you’re wondering why baseball is not as popular as it used to be, it’s because they allow nonsense like this to go on:

Honestly, Joe Girardi? You made Joaquin Benoit remove a bandage from his face because it was large and too much of a distraction? Serves you right that he went 1.2 key innings late in the game without allowing a run. That’s what you get for bothering with such menial rubbish.

And while we’re on the subject of Joaquin Benoit, does anyone else think it would have been a good idea for Mark Teixeira to swing 3-0 in the 7th? During the regular season, taking the walk is the right move. But when you’re down to your final seven outs of the season and down by two, I want my slugger taking his best shot on a fastball piped right down the middle. That’s just me.

Anyway, leave it to David Wells to put the bandage idiocy into proper perspective:

He’s no Charles Barkley in the studio, but that was well played.

Gracias, CJ Fogler

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CPBPBOZ6322UBFUUZTLR5NG6FA John

    how bout getting his name correct before you rant. checking tigers roster is one click away. simple

  • Anonymous

    Not to mention that if you had any idea what you were talking about, you would know that Girardi did this in retaliation for Leyland making Freddy Garcia take off a bracelet in Game 2.

  • Anonymous

    jewelry does not = a bandaid, which is there for a reason.  Cole hamels sported one for a while without incident.

  • Anonymous

    wow, what a profound statement: “jewelry does not = a band-aid”

    i don’t know if the fact that the band-aid is “there for a reason” could be less relevant here.

    leyland unnecessarily had freddy garcia remove a bracelet, so joe girardi had benoit unnecessarily remove a band-aid. whether the “distraction” is “there for a reason” has nothing to do with this. it’s dickish gamesmanship on both sides. let’s not pretend it’s anything else.