An Imbalance of Intelligence
I believe this picture is also from the Cubs portion of his career as well. I love how closers who blow it somehow think that by admitting that they lost the game (what all the fans know) will somehow make the fans less angry. For me, it just infuriates me more-- that they can be so calm about it.
To be fair to a guy like Joe Borowski, he has blown so many saves now, he's probably pretty numb too it. Hard to get so upset when it happens every fourth day.
Is it wrong of me to want Keith Foulke to try again? It's desparate to even suggest something like that. Borowski is the worst closer in baseball who has a crap load of saves because the Indians gave him 3 run leads that he let dwindle into 1 run games before getting the save.
Looking at the picture again, I'm starting to see a family resemblance to Ryan Dempster. I think they could be brothers, because, truly, the picture is almost indistinguishable. And he accumulates his saves in exactly the same manner as you described Drew.
Closers suck in general. Managers try too damn hard to make slightly above average hurlers into the almighty closer. Really, if a pitcher shows any talent, they're a starter, and the flotsam and jetsam become relievers, with the exception of a few who aren't able to last longer than an inning or two but have dominant stuff until they hit that wall. Honestly, just punt on that concept and play the matchups.Nah, just kidding. Borowski is exceptionally bad. Dempster ain't much better.
I love sweaty Joe Borowski, as every Chicago Cub fan should. (the man closed out the cubs first postseason series win since the 50s for piss sakes) It's not his fault that the Indians continue to thrust him into a role for which he is ill-suited.
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