Jimmy Rollins Benchedby Doug
Post All Star depression set in as the Phillies lost to the crummy Mets. Not only did they lose, they are now if 2nd place behind the crappy Mets. They lost in part because of Jimmy Rollins being benched for arriving late to the game. Rolling was only a few minutes late but lateness is something that Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel does not tolerate, and as a result was benched.
When asked about being benched Rollins stated he did not agree with the coach but understands that Manual has the final say in the matter. Jimmy, you were late the game. You were late to a Mets game. You were late to a Mets game where the outcome decide weather you would remain in first place.
Although it sucks the Phillies are now in second place I have to respect Charlie Manuel for sticking by his guns. Rollins is a great player but his inability to be at the game on time for what ever reason warrants being benched. Jimmy you are a great Short Stop but you need to make sure you are on time. If not for anything but the magnitude of the game.
If the Phillies make it to the playoffs this year could someone please, set Jimmy Rollins’ watch ahead by an hour. I’d really hate to give up a playoff game because of lateness.