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Cry Us a River, Jack
2003-08-24 10:01
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

Jack Clark continues to make Gray Davis look like the king of introspection.*

Clark talked to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about being fired as Dodger hitting coach, talked about coming back too soon from his motorcycle accident, talked about the players that were injured, talked about the lack of talent on the team.

The article offers no quotes from Clark on his inability to help the players who were healthy, much less any reason to understand why Clark deserved the hitting coach job in the first place.

It's fine for Clark to be pissed that he was fired, pissed about his situation, pissed about the whole damn year. But if he can't acknowledge at all that the Dodgers had some reason to dream that someone could do better than him, I don't know how we're supposed to sympathize. Clark comes back too soon from an injury that came from his own recklessness, shows that he's incapable of having any positive impact on the team, no matter how weak the talent is, and we're supposed to feel that the Dodgers are the bad guys?

Team officials are offering no comment, but given the second-guessing they have gotten from the press while producing a playoff contending team with the talent that Clark derides, I can only imagine what they are muttering under their breath.

*By the way, I'm anti-recall.

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