Allow me to preface this with I don’t really follow UGA baseball all that closely. Sure, I followed it when I was in school and back in 2008 when the Dawgs were just a game away from winning the CWS. But by and large, I am mostly indifferent to the Diamond Dawgs and care more about the Braves.
But make no mistake about it, even a casual obvserver like me knows how bad the UGA baseball team sucks.
I’ve given Coach Perno a pass for a while. More bloodthirsty fans wanted him gone a few years ago, but he had good success here and was a former player and a local guy.
“Give him a little bit of rope,” I said.
But now its come to where I think we need a new skipper.
And being an self-righteous asshole doesn’t do anything to help you either.
We’ve heard the news of the UGA baseball player dismissed from the team, but this quote from David Perno got me going this morning:
“Just the thought that the night before the biggest doubleheader of the season and he puts himself in a situation like that. He doesn’t care about this team or this program. He’s dismissed,” coach David Perno told the Athens Banner-Herald after the Bulldogs split the doubleheader Saturday. “That makes my decision easy. I think our kids couldn’t care less. They’re disappointed, too. It’s unfortunate. It’s probably why we’ve sputtered as much as we have because we’ve probably had some guys that haven’t been with us. They’re just front-runners and don’t have what it takes to be successful at this level. I hate it for J.T. But he made it too easy.” (emphasis added)
No, Coach. The reason the team has sputtered is becuase you suck. I think it is you who doesn’t have what it takes to be successful at this level. Stop blaming the kids on the team, and start taking accountability for the systemic mess your baseball program has become. It hasn’t turned into this over night.
Defiant to the very end.