LADY AT THE BAT: Soriano Implodes, Doesn't Face Reporters

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Soriano Implodes, Doesn't Face Reporters

Last night's Yankee loss left a really bad taste in my mouth. That taste became worse this morning when I read the end of Mike Feinsand's column in the Daily News:

"...I can't tell you how Soriano will handle his implosion. He bolted the clubhouse before talking to reporters, leaving his teammates to answer for his mess. Nick Swisher, Dave Robertson and Boone Logan all stood by their lockers like men and took accountability for their part in the loss. Soriano can't say the same."

Houston, we have a problem. Rafael Soriano's bad reputation has reared its ugly head. Soriano, who was not welll-liked during his tenure with the Tampa Bay Rays, showed signs of this reputation during Spring Training, when, unbeknownst to Joe Girardi and the rest of the coaching staff, he decided that he wasn't going to face AL East teams until the season started.  Shortly thereafter, again unbeknownst to Girardi and the staff, he declared himself ready for the season.

Now we have this latest development. Can the Yankees nip things in the bud to prevent further problems? Or is this a disaster in the making? We shall see.


Chrissy said...

I agree, this is quite unsettling but I have total confidence that Joe G. (with some help from the Captain and Mo) will absolutely shut this behavior down. And who knows, maybe Soriano had some personal issue that both, caused him to pitch poorly and necessitated an early clubhouse exit. I'm curious to hear what he has to say.

I try not to take it too badly when the boys lose because (as I think Ken Singleton said), most teams will win 60 games and lose 60 games, it's what you do with the other 62 that makes or breaks their season. Some losses, however, hurt more than others and last night was one of those losses. Ah well, another game tonight. Let's Go Yankees!!

Jane Heller said...

Hopefully, he has an explanation for not talking after the game - like his translator was unavailable!

Bernadette Pasley said...

Chrissy, I hope you're right about the personal issue. It would make me feel a whole lot better!

Chrissy said...

Ok, clearly I was wrong, lol. He just bailed. Looks like he got some good advice, though, so he shouldn't repeat the incident.