Panic? at the Stadium
Ned Colletti is mad at Matt Kemp. Matt Kemp and his agent Dave Stewart are made at Ned Colletti. Dodger fans are mad at Ned Colletti. And in this circle jerk of madness the Dodgers at 8-13 are off to their worst start since 1993.
While Colletti’s rant on KABC Radio has exploded through the Dodger blogosphere, everyone here at Dodger Stadium is over it.
“I don’t really want to talk about it anymore,” Kemp said. “It’s old news to me. It’s squashed. Why would I want to talk something that’s already squashed?”
“To me whether it’s something that’s said in the clubhouse or said to somebody, I never think it’s any big deal,” manager Joe Torre said.
“The only thing you want these players to do is to make sure when it’s time to play the game they’re playing the game. That’s my job is to see if what’s going on is affecting the players and how we go about our business. If that’s the case I’ve got to address it.”
While Colletti was nowhere to be found before the game, Torre went to bat for his boss.
“The people who do know Ned know he’s a passionate guy,” Torre said. “He’s a very proud individual, and he wants the product to be better.”
Torre added that the issue is over.
“As far as I’m concerned, it’s ancient history.”