This post is not intended to reduntantly reiterate the ineffectiveness and seeming lethargy of the one who currently patrols approximately 5 square feet surrounding the X where a shortstop is supposed to stand, but rather to speculate on how far the Indians staff are from the point of no return concerning Peralta's future.
Whatever pills the Wedgie takes to control his facial contortions must not be readily available in the state of California, as his emotions seemed to bypass his censoring mechanism during the post-game interview, and he let this incredible quote fly:
the context: Mark Ellis hit a slow roller toward left. Shortstop Jhonny Peralta was able to get to the ball, but he couldn't quite get it into his glove, and Ellis was on first with a single.
the quote: "[Peralta] should have made the play," manager Eric Wedge said, clearly frustrated with a season's worth of watching his defensively challenged infield. "I'm tired of talking about the guy.
"We've challenged him in about every way you can -- in terms of his pregame work, in terms of his first step and just what he needs to do out there. He's going to have to do better for him to be the defensive shortstop that we need him to be."
Yes, I believe we too are "tired of talking about the guy", but c'mon, "the guy"? It sounds as if they are so disgusted with Jhonny that they cannot even bear to think about him anymore.
Has the last drop fallen into that proverbial bucket? the final straw been drawn? the fire on the bridge been lit? And if so, where the hell do they go in search of a rental middle infield?