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    Rick Sutcliffe is the dumbest man alive

    So, I was watching part of the Cards/Brewers monday night when the Cards pitcher, I think it was Wells balked in a run.

    But let me set this up better.

    First as Wells is facing Kevin Mench, Sutcliffe was all over him about his pitching. Talking about wasted pitches. Now I am thinking at some point he'll mention Hancock and the effect his death must have had on the staff, but nope. not a peep. Mench singles, and advances to second on the throwing error. Now you figure he might temper himself here, but no. he's all over him for making the throw.

    Then Mench steals third. The Cards heads are not in this game at all. WHICH IS FREAKING NORMAL!!!

    Then come the Balk. Sutcliffe is all over him for this. He says, and I am paraphrasing a little here "... There is no reason for a major league pitcher to lose focus like that. You have to be aware of the situation... blah blah blah."

    I had to turn the game off after that. Rick Sutcliffe was more interested in hearing himself speak, than he was in sounding intelligent. He wants to show his knowledge of pitching, but he ignored the larger picture. His broadcast partner was uncomfortably silent at this point.

    Perhaps later, he was better, but for a good 5 minutes his insensitivity and myopic focus forced me to change the channel.

    Big picture Rick. It's ok to step back once in a while.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Rick Sutcliffe is the dumbest man alive

    Naw, he wasn't better later...
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    Re: Rick Sutcliffe is the dumbest man alive

    I kind of figured.

    I'd take 10 George Grande's before one Rick Sutcliffe.

    Worst TV announcer ever in my book.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Rick Sutcliffe is the dumbest man alive

    I agreed with the thread title before even hearing this story.

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    Re: Rick Sutcliffe is the dumbest man alive

    Didn't he show up drunk in the Padres booth during a broadcast?
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    Re: Rick Sutcliffe is the dumbest man alive

    Quote Originally Posted by MaineRed View Post
    I agreed with the thread title before even hearing this story.
    Same here.

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    Re: Rick Sutcliffe is the dumbest man alive

    Rick Sutcliffe is the dumbest man alive
    That's saying a lot.

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    Re: Rick Sutcliffe is the dumbest man alive

    Roy, if you heard him speak during that game, you would have been offended. For that moment in time, He was the dumbest man I had ever heard speak.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Rick Sutcliffe is the dumbest man alive

    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    Didn't he show up drunk in the Padres booth during a broadcast?
    Yes he did last year. He probably made more sense drunk than he does when he is sober.

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    Re: Rick Sutcliffe is the dumbest man alive

    I have no idea if the man is dumb but when I was a kid I thought that funky thing he did with his wrist in the pitching motion was kinda cool
    Last edited by klw; 05-02-2007 at 09:35 AM.

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    Re: Rick Sutcliffe is the dumbest man alive

    Somewhere Tim McCarver is smiling

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    Re: Rick Sutcliffe is the dumbest man alive

    So back when I lived in Chicago and was active in the singles scene, Rick's nickname was "Sucklips". And IIRC, he wasn't single at that time.
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    Re: Rick Sutcliffe is the dumbest man alive

    Quote Originally Posted by creek14 View Post
    So back when I lived in Chicago and was active in the singles scene, Rick's nickname was "Sucklips". And IIRC, he wasn't single at that time.

    ok, i just threw up a little in my mouth.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Rick Sutcliffe is the dumbest man alive

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    I had to turn the game off after that. Rick Sutcliffe was more interested in hearing himself speak, than he was in sounding intelligent. He wants to show his knowledge of pitching, but he ignored the larger picture. His broadcast partner was uncomfortably silent at this point.
    Couldn't agree more. FWIW, his broadcast partner did step in right there and talk about how the Cardinal players' heads probably weren't in the game after Hancock's passing, and Sutcliffe said that was no excuse. I too turned it off after that. I was pretty offended at that type of broadcasting in light of what had happened, and I'm virtually unoffendable.
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    Re: Rick Sutcliffe is the dumbest man alive

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    That's saying a lot.
    Sutcliffe says a lot too. A whole lot. That's part of the problem. As the original poster correctly pointed out, he often talks at length, seemingly to hear himself speak. I turned him off years ago.
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