Larry Bowa reacts to Brad Penny

When told of Penny’s comments about him this morning, Larry Bowa didn’t even wait to find out what those comments were. He just went right into this beautiful little rant:

“You mean the same guy who was never on time, out of shape and has one complete game? He has more stuff to worry about in the A.L. East than me. He has to worry about getting people out. He was never on time, was out of shape and never helped the kids out. Put that on the (expletive) dot-com. Put it in the headline.”

Just to clarify, Brad has three career complete games. Larry might have been referring to the fact he had only ONE CG in his 4 1/2 seasons with the Dodgers, that a 2-1 duel with Pedro Martinez in which Jayson Werth hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to beat the Mets. But Bowa’s point is not lost, nevertheless.

Wait, there’s more:

“He never watched the game (when he was on the DL). Jason Schmidt watched the games. Nomar Garciaparra watched the games. Mark Sweeney watched the games. You go right down the line, everybody who was on the DL watched the games. But not him. He was out of there.”

And finally, there was this:

“I’m in everybody’s corner when they work. When they’re lazy and don’t work. I could give a (well, you get the picture).”

Joe Torre and Ned Colletti basically declined comment, but Joe did say something funny.

“I don’t want to talk about that,” he said. “I’ll write about that in my next book.”

Ned, who loves to wear cowboy boots, pointed out that Brad had promised to send him a couple of pairs but hasn’t done so yet. Other than that, Ned had little to say.

To the best of my knowledge, Larry STILL doesn’t know exactly what Brad said about him. We never got the chance to tell him.

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  • I’m starting to love Larry Bowa more and more.

  • lawdog

    I used to like Bad Penny until he pitched in that all star game and flirted with 100 mph on the gun. He looked like aces in that gamer, but was never the same again.

    I think he probably damaged his arm throwing 5-7 mph harder than he ever threw in any other game.

    How’s this for brevity???

  • LASteve

    Larry Bowa is a Red A**..shocking news!

    Philly players who were part of Larry’s teams are shocked and could not be reached for comment.

    Brad Penney is a big baby, a really big baby, who is used to getting his way because he’s a big guy in more ways than one…shocking.

  • Mario DiLeo

    Well, well…could it be that Penny is one of those players crossing his fingers that OTHER list doesn’t get leaked out…I mean, put two and two together; that’s right, it equals four. Remember the confrontation with Shawn Green of the Mets? And what about those thinly veiled references by the media labeling Penny as “the beefy right-hander”? Finally, what about the mysterious loss of about 8-10 miles from his fastball in 2008? Coincidence? Cycling down? Good luck to the BoSox and good riddance FOR the Dodgers.