Originally Posted by Vottomatic
Because of numerous things going on here:
1. There's a double standard where if certain athletes play through pain, they're warriors (as stated so well by someone else earlier). With other athletes, they're supposedly hurting the team for playing with pain. Can't have it both ways. Garcia seemed surprised that his injury was really bad, and was trying to play through pain. He even stated that he'd been feeling better lately.
2. So, Garcia didn't know he was injured badly, and his manager, teammates, and I assume management threw him under the bus with their negative comments.
Way to go team.
1. What double standard is going on here? It's not a double standard if the player tells the team of an injury and tries to pitch with it (which a good majority of players do). It's completely different if the player is purposely trying to cover up injury. I would be highly critical of any player who does that because it's ultimately hurting the team.
2. If the guy had a hang nail, he should have let management know instead of almost throwing away game two. Saying that it's frustrating isn't exactly throwing a player under the bus. As a GM, I'm sure it is frustrating. He isn't saying Garcia is a mentally weak individual who will never "get it". That would be throwing someone under the bus.
Oh and how is this throwing a person under the bus:
"First baseman Allen Craig, responding to a question unrelated
to Garcia, called the game "the closest thing to a must-win we've played this year."
umm... IT WAS A DAMN QUESTION UNRELATED TO GARCIA. My god.. some of you folks are searching for things when it's not there.