There’s no denying it anymore. I’ve tried for so long, living in denial. I’ve tried convincing myself that Chase Headley was a very good player. I was lost in the fantasy of wanting him to become someone he never had the talent of being. Alas, the first 19 games of the season have finally convinced me that the Headley naysayers are right.
Chase Headley is the problem. He’s been the problem ever since he arrived in San Diego. Yes, he alone is responsible for the many, many years of mediocrity us fans have had to endure. Not cheap ownerships who decided to profit instead of spending and keeping their players. Not incompetent front offices whose draft picks have been worse than the Dexter series finale. Chase Headley’s to blame for the continued acquisition of injury prone players. Can you really blame a fan base for hating a player who’s caused so much damage? I think not.
When half of San Diego couldn’t watch the Padres for two years, it wasn’t because Tom Garfinkel was fucking terrible at his job, it was because Chase Headley was doing Chase Headley things, whatever those may be. Where was Chase Headley when Ron Fowler et al let Jeff Moorad walk away with $200 million from the Fox Sports San Diego tv deal? Exactly. What about when Cory Luebke, Casey Kelly and Joe Wieland needed Tommy John surgery? Don’t tell he couldn’t have done anything. He was just standing there, like an asshole, being Chase Headley.
The Padres have never won a World Series, or even had a no-hitter in their history. When is Headley gonna man-up and get on the mound? It’s no surprise Bud has no confidence giving him the ball every fifth day. I find it hard to believe the Padres chose Headley over Kevin Kouzmanoff, James Darnell, Logan Forsythe, and Cody Ransom (THE Cody Ransom).
Chase Headley is the worst, and he shouldn’t be paid $15 million a year. He should play for free. In fact, he should be paying the Padres for having to put up with his shit. If Chase Headley can’t handle fair, honest criticism then there’s no hope for him. Chase Headley is the problem. You heard it here first.
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