Commentary: O-Dog finally begins bark...

Commentary: O-Dog finally begins barking about Torre, Dodgers

There are 11 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Nov 12, 2009, titled Commentary: O-Dog finally begins barking about Torre, Dodgers. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Dodgers second baseman Orlando Hudson collected the fourth Gold Glove of his career Wednesday.

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jaygarcia

Redondo Beach, CA

#1 Nov 12, 2009
Does that mean he wont be with the team next year?
Class Act

Long Beach, CA

#2 Nov 12, 2009
Hudson is a class act. Yeah, who wants career advice from Gary Sheffield?? Seriously. It's nice to see someone go about their business in a professional and respectful manner and not be a cry baby prima donna athlete. We're gonna miss you O Dog!
Class Act

Long Beach, CA

#3 Nov 12, 2009
jaygarcia wrote:
Does that mean he wont be with the team next year?
He's a free agent. Theoretically he could be back but there is little chance he will.
R U Serious

Lakewood, CA

#4 Nov 12, 2009
Hudson was not dealt with in a professional manner. And he has to much class to be a disruption in the club house.
The Joker

Kaneohe, HI

#5 Nov 12, 2009
Maybe Torre is more of a Cat person.
Really Classy

Desert Hot Springs, CA

#6 Nov 12, 2009
I am not really sure what part of...

complaining to teammates,
complaining to players on other teams
and ultimately complaining to the press
while never addressing the situation with the one guy who could do something about it

is classy.

Did he really think that whining to teammates and players from other teams, Gary Sheffield of all people would get him the answers he was seeking?

I guess if the thinks he wasn't treated fairly by Torre then he wasn't. But he wasn't exactly fair to Torre either. If he expected Torre to babysit him, he should have told him.
South Torrance Local

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Nov 12, 2009
Great post Really Classy. You brought up some good points. The blame is placed on Torre without thinking about how Hudson should have properly handled the situation.
Gary Sheffield was a Dodger some of us would like to forget.
R U Serious

Long Beach, CA

#8 Nov 12, 2009
Really Classy wrote:
I am not really sure what part of...
complaining to teammates,
complaining to players on other teams
and ultimately complaining to the press
while never addressing the situation with the one guy who could do something about it
is classy.
Did he really think that whining to teammates and players from other teams, Gary Sheffield of all people would get him the answers he was seeking?
I guess if the thinks he wasn't treated fairly by Torre then he wasn't. But he wasn't exactly fair to Torre either. If he expected Torre to babysit him, he should have told him.
Or possibly, Joe Torre benched him from a starting position and:
Never said anything to Hudson
Never said anything to the team
Never answering the presses inquires
Is that your definition of classy?
And, what does Gary Sheffied have to do with anything?
Harbor City All-Star

United States

#9 Nov 12, 2009
Replacing team cancer Jeff Kent with O-Dog was one of the best moves the Dodgers made. To treat him the way they did, and go with journeyman Belliard just because he was hot for one of the few times in his career was a mistake in my opinion....
Here We Go

San Jose, CA

#10 Nov 13, 2009
R U Serious wrote:
<quoted text>
Or possibly, Joe Torre benched him from a starting position and:
Never said anything to Hudson
Never said anything to the team
Never answering the presses inquires
Is that your definition of classy?
And, what does Gary Sheffied have to do with anything?
Yes it is.

The manager fills out the lineup card and doesn't "owe" an explanation top every Tom, Dick and Harry that asks.

From all accounts I've heard, Joe Torre has an open door policy with his players. I would really doubt that he didn't talk with Hudson about his decision.

He has managed all this time in the majors and Sheffield is the only guy to really bash him Yeah, that Torre must be a jerk.
Here We Go

San Jose, CA

#11 Nov 13, 2009
Harbor City All-Star wrote:
Replacing team cancer Jeff Kent with O-Dog was one of the best moves the Dodgers made. To treat him the way they did, and go with journeyman Belliard just because he was hot for one of the few times in his career was a mistake in my opinion....
Belliard hit about .370 with the Dodgers in September/October, and Hudson hit .227. So Torre should stick with the popular player over the one that gave the Dodgers a better chance to win?

You probably would have preferred he pitched Billingsley over Padilla, right?

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