It’s been some kinda baseball season for MASN’s Rob Dibble (above, left). When the Nationals analyst hasn’t been blocking critics from following his tweets or comparing dick sizes with Ray Knight, he’s made blogosphere headlines for suggesting lady-persons at a Nats game were chit-chatting about shopping.. And believe it or not, that might not have been the dumbest thing to have emerged from Dibble’s gigantic mouth in recent days. Of the forearm woes experience by Washington mega-phenom Steven Strasburg, Dibble told his XM Radio audience, “when I was 12, my arm hurt. When I was in my teens and I would throw and walk off the mound when I was a starter, my arm would throb. I couldn’t even hold a glass of water. And you know what? I loved it.” From DC Sports Bog’s Dan Steinberg :
“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.
“I mean, excuse me. There’s guys I played with that had screws holding their elbows together. Chris Sabo played two weeks on a broken ankle. I put a steel plate in my wrist so I could be back in five weeks instead of three months. So, this is your choice. You can either suck it up and be a man at 22 making $2 million a year [with] a $15 million contract, or every time you get an ache and pain you can go out of the game and say I’m gonna let down the other 24 guys right here and possibly end up forfeiting the game.”
“What Mike Rizzo and Jim Riggleman do, that’s totally different,” Dibble said. “They have to think of the long-term ramifications of what they’re doing right now with this kid’s career. As far as this kid? Stop crying, go out there and pitch. Period. “