Time for another installment of what is sadly becoming a regular series of posts by Dejan Kovacevic.
Read it. Digest it.
Now I wasn’t overly critical of SEAL type training the first time through, though the injury risk is a concern.
Why am I okay with three days of SEAL training during instructionals? Because it’s just three days AND it’s carried out by professionals.
What I don’t comprehend is why Gregory Polanco was included in it coming off injury.
What I really don’t understand is what qualifies Kyle Stark and Larry Broadway to conduct this type of training AFTER qualified professional (the SEALS) left.
How is this sort of thing going to attract players to the system that have college as an option?
The one thing I do understand though is why the Pirates once again lied about an injury during this training. The heat was already coming from all sides on this.
Let me rephrase that. I do understand why the Pirates would WANT TO LIE.
That’s totally reasonable.
The fact that they flat out lied. Again. Is completely unacceptable. This team is quite legitimately a public relations nightmare.
Are these guys that stupid that they thought the truth would never come out? With this type of frustration among players, coaches, agents, and parents?
Why would a Jameson Taillon or a Joshua Bell even do this? Sure later round picks would get buried, but there is no burying a Bell or Taillon.
What else could be added to make this story more ridiculous?
What is missing in this talk about making boys into men, first round draft picks, and injuries?
Of course! It’s Tony Sanchez! Someone who regularly acts like a boy, was inexplicably a first round draft pick, and is constantly injured, whether on the field or in the bar.
He has this to say in response.
Polanco knows 5 words of English. I find it hard to believe he described the event in vivid detail. @dejan_kovacevic
— Tony Sanchez (@Tony26Montana) October 24, 2012
Shockingly he was either too dumb or lazy to actually read the article.