By now, we have undoubtedly all heard what former MASN broadcaster Rib Dibble said regarding the Nationals and Stephen Strasburg this morning. We all remain mystified as to how he still has access to a microphone, but hey, I guess that part is inevitable. Turns out if you’re crazy enough, someone will want to listen.
Rob Dibble is one of said crazy people. Crass and rude people often cloak themselves in a defense of “I’m just being honest.” They think it is an excuse to say whatever they want, and no one will question them on it because then they would be against “honesty.” Rob Dibble, you’re really, really dumb.
You weren’t a good color commentator in your time with MASN. You added nothing to knowledge of the game or to the viewing experience.
You were fired for saying stupid things, yet you continue to say them. You lost your job for being an ass. Sure, a few people listened for half a second before moving on to what Brad’s mom texted Jen, but there is something truly pathetic about someone who says things for the sole purpose of fake attention.
Beyond that spotlight-seeking attention whore, you’re whiny. Clearly you have some negative feelings towards the Nats that you haven’t dealt with yet, because you are literally the ONLY person saying that there are people in the organization who “think they invented baseball.”
This is only the last in a series of misguided rumors you have attempted to help smooth out your exit, the first being that Strasburg’s dad got you fired. That is the equivalent of the coach benching you after you gave his son a wedgie. When that didn’t work, you went after Stan Kasten. God forbid you just sucked at your job.
It was definitely that arrogance that got you fired. Not your terrible one-liners or open disrespect of female fans. Remember that time you said two women right behind home plate must be talking about shoe shopping? Why else would women possibly want to go to a baseball game (with no men around) than to talk about shopping?
The worst part about this particular outburst is that at its core you have a fairly legitimate point. It is a concern to start Strasburg’s rehab starts when it won’t matter in the rest of the season, and the team would be foolish if they were taking this lightly. But they aren’t.
Strasburg has been throwing for months, and has exhausted simulated games. He’s ready.
You must have forgotten that when he was originally injured, YOU were the one who said that he needed to suck it up. You said that the organization was being too cautious and gentle with him, that mere stiffness is something that he should’ve played through. Then he had Tommy John surgery and you had the egg of 20 hens smeared across your face.
Then he was too much of a wimp, but now he’s rushing it? Wasn’t your own medicine for this ailment “playing through it”? First he’s too soft, now he’s rushing back, putting himself at risk. Yeah, okay.
You aren’t controversial. In order for something to be controversial, there have to be opinions and people on both sides. Your lack of a steady job would indicate that your side is seriously underrepresented for you to be anything but a noisy stink bug disrupting the elegant cocktail party that is baseball commentary.
Sit down and shut up.