Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
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Thursday, May 31, 2007
Benitez, like his last pitch as a Giant, is long gone
How appropriate was it that the Giants purged themselves of Armando Benitez in Shea Stadium, the home of so many of his meltdowns?
When Bruce Bochy first joined the Giants, the first thought I had was "Wow! He's had Trevor Hoffman, a potential Hall of Fame closer, his entire managerial career. How long could he stand having Benitez blowing games for him?"
The answer turned out to be "less than two months."
And they got a 25 year old kid named Randy Messenger, who has a decent ERA!