Rob Dibble Done Calling Nationals Games After Ill-Advised Ripping Of Strasburg
This was probably the only way it could end - Washington Nationals announcer Rob Dibble, who said Stephen Strasburg ought to "suck it up" when Strasburg left a start with a Tommy John surgery-requiring injury, will no longer be broadcasting Nationals games. Funny how that worked.
"So for me, a little bit has to be put back on Strasburg here. Ok, you throw a pitch, it bothers your arm, and you immediately call out the manager and the trainer? Suck it up, kid. This is your profession. You chose to be a baseball player. You can't have the cavalry come in and save your butt every time you feel a little stiff shoulder, sore elbow.
Not much there two "twist," as Dibble accused people of doing with their "chat room jargon." For what it's worth, Dibble also got in trouble recently for making fun of two random women in the stands during a telecast, so he's not exactly a stranger to controversy.
Now that Strasburg's injury is known to be so serious, Dibble's initial comments probably anger the Nationals and their fans even more than they did initially, when he merely went on a "two-game break" from announcing.
Safe to say, denigrating the seriousness of an injury to the franchise player of the team you're announcing games for - when it's not even known how serious it actually is - is not a wise move for a broadcaster to make. We're just a little blog, but even we know that Rob Dibble was well past the point of no return here. We just hope he had a confrontation with his ex-employer that went like this.*
*H/T for the video: Keith Olbermann
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