Originally Posted by MikeThierry
So if the press asks, in response to what Garcia said, about the injury, the GM or anyone else for that matter shouldn't say anything? I'm sorry, the kid deserves to be thrown under the bus for his actions. He's a head case and has proven time and time again that he is a mentally weak individual. I don't feel professional athletes should be treated like their in little league and given orange slices at the end of the game. Garcia is a hefty investment by the Cards and if he can't handle it or he can't tell the organization that there might be an injury, it's on him. I might sound cruel but you don't win championships by babying along players. That's what AAA is for. This is the big leagues, act like it.
I want the code sections from the Cardinals "We Invented the Game" handbook so I can compare to your response, please. I assume you have the electronic version on your computer?
As for your red herrings, the issue isn't "babying," its professionalism and keeping internal strife out of the media spotlight, esp. in a game they won 12-4. If folks had an issue, it could have been handled behind closed doors. Immature, unprofessional types air dirty laundry in public.