The more I watch Donovan McNabb, the more I want his tenure to end in Philadelphia. I like Mcnabb, don’t get me wrong. But I don’t believe he is a Super Bowl quarterback. He threw a ball several feet away from a wide open Kevin Curtis that would have been a touchdown with under two minutes left. He doesn’t have the mentality to get it done in the largest of situations. Peyton Manning would have completed that pass. Tom Brady would have completed that pass. And sure the Eagles receivers dropped some passes tonight, but once again Donovan McNabb threw errant passes on multiple occasions. And once again he could not get the ball in the end zone when he had to. Anyone reading this who watches football, please tell me the last time Mcnabb put the ball in the end zone when he needed to tie or win a game. He can’t do it. His athletic ability will always be on the decline and his mentality may never change. So I understand if the Eagles organization want to go in a different direction at Quarterback. I haven’t given up on the season, but my feelings toward McNabb have been developing for several years now. Hopefully, he can at least help keep this team in contention.
The Red Sox dropped a game to Toronto, against what may be a very good pitcher in Dustin Mcgowan. It was somewhat meaningless, because of the Wild Card, but I would rather them win, no matter what the situation is, of course. Mcgowan has good stuff, the Red Sox hitters seemed lost at times, and the box score backs me up on this. I don’t know how good Mcgowan is projected to be, but he seems to be headed in the right direction.
This is Tim Wakefield. Any of you analysts trying to sound like that of a genius, trying to include Wakefield in the Cy Young race, seem to be oblivious to the sport that is baseball. Then, his base ERA was 4.22, but he had those precious wins that all of the voters seem to justify as, well, meaningful. They may mean something because the better one pitches, the greater the chance of earning a win. But aside from that, Wakefield now has an ERA of 4.73. He wasn’t terrible tonight by any means. But he is an average starter, whose value increases because he is our [fourth] starter. But with this type of payroll, we can upgrade in the future. Or try and find an upgrade of a personal catcher for him, and as our backup, that can hit the ball with some regularity, as far as backup catchers are concerned. How a backup catcher works with the staff is more important, but I am sure they can find someone who will be more productive on the offensive side of the ball than Doug Mirabelli or Kevin Cash.