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Was listening to the game tonight on the radio.

Vicente Padilla walked Garrett Jones (a rookie hitting well below .200) after starting out 2-0 with a couple of what Eric Nadel referred to as "blooper balls."

Nadel wondered, after the walk, why Padilla would throw two of those in a row, at the start of the count, to someone like Jones.

Victor Rojas said, "Because Padilla is the biggest mental midget in the major leagues. He just doesn't get it." Rojas, a couple of batters later, said it was "pathetic" having to watch Padilla, and that if he were Ron Washington, he'd pull him and tell him to start serving his suspension if he didn't want to be out there.

I've never heard a home team's announcer be so harsh about one of the team's own players.