How Awesome Was That John Mozeliak Chat Today?
Earlier this afternoon the Post-Dispatch allowed Cardinals fans to chat with the team's general manager John Mozeliak.
The resulting dialogue reveals that not only are the Cardinals not going to do much with their roster between now and the start of the season, but that the Internet makes for pure comedy gold when it puts ignorant hecklers in direct, unfiltered contact with the guy who runs their favorite baseball team.
Let's run through a few quick highlights, shall we?
There's the angry:
I Hate Bill Dewitt!!: Mo, Please describe what it's like living in your little land of make believe where you honestly believe that Cardinal fans should be excited about this team. If you wouldn't mind, go into details, about how in MO's world people are celebrating are three horrible new lefty relievers, and the signing of our awesome new .213 hitting shortstop.
John Mozeliak: First I rather live in my world then yours...it is sunny out today??? No you're right it is 30 something degrees, my girl friend dumped me, and my car won't start. First, it is not we stink (unless you ask yourself these questions in the mirror) and we make decisions based on scouts, stats, and other information. If we thought Greene was going to hit .213 we would not, I repeat, not make the deal. Go back to your world and I hope by mid summer you're ready to come out for air
There's the illiterate:
Eladio Castillo: from the Dominican republi, DR.: Mr. Mozeliak I sure do believe you're doing the best you can to orchestrated a competitive team for this upcoming season; however, I feel in the bottom of my heart the Cards with the team we have today, can't compite next season.
We need badly need a from liner pitcher such as Toronto's Roy Holladay. Alternatevely, Andy Pettite or the St. Louis native who's pitching for Chicago Whitesox LP Mark Bhuler. I think one of these guys can make the diffrence if you can sign of trade for one of them.
Are you interested to give the Cards nation a championship next season?
John Mozeliak: I understand your concern, but remeber we have strong everyday line-up and our younger pitchers now have experience. This will be a good year, hang in there.
And finally, there's the idiotic:
I Hate Bill Dewitt!!: Hey Johnny- After this are you going to go into the yahoo teen chat room, and talk about designer clothes, and playing spin the bottle. GO DO SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE LOSER!!!! Other G.M's are working on deals, don't you get it!!
John Mozeliak: Clever, and with that I will sign off big guy.
I'm sure Mo can't wait until he gets the chance to reacquaint himself with the impassioned Redbirds fans of the World Wide Web when spring training rolls around and he has another stltoday chat scheduled.
Maybe by then they'll have someone on-hand to moderate the questions.