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Romero calls team meeting after comments

Posted on: June 21, 2011 5:54 pm
Edited on: June 21, 2011 6:07 pm
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Ricky RomeroSometimes a Twitter apology isn't enough -- or at least that's what Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero believes.

After defending himself and his postgame comments from last night on Twitter, Romero held a closed-door meeting to address his teammates.

MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm tweets Romero wanted to make sure his teammates knew he wasn't "calling them out" and his comments were misinterpreted -- or at least sensationalized.

Following a 2-0 loss, Romero had some frustrated comments about the team, which has scored just 13 runs in the nine games he's started that the Blue Jays went on to lose. Overall, he's 6-7 with a 2.98 ERA.

From the Toronto Star

"All I can do is just pitch," Romero said. "I can't worry about the offense and what they do. I’ve always said this at one point we can’t rely on [Jose] Bautista, we can’t rely on [Adam] Lind. We've got to get somebody else to step up and get on base and drive them in. These guys are getting pitched around. Everyone's got to step it up or else we're not going to be winning ballgames. This team doesn’t revolve around one or two guys. Everyone's got to put in their parts. That's how we win ballgames."

This morning he tweeted this:


I don't know that any of his teammates took it as him "calling them out," just a pitcher that was frustrated after losing a close game. I'm pretty sure there were frustrated Blue Jays hitters saying the same thing, just nobody was asking them.

Expect this "controversy" to blow over quickly.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:54 pm
 

Romero calls team meeting after comments

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Since: Mar 12, 2009
Posted on: June 21, 2011 6:30 pm
 

Romero calls team meeting after comments

I have to agree with Ricky's post tweet comment. the tweet is very clear and his explanation is. there is no controversy. He gave up a meat ball to Hudson  ( who can hit HR's by the way) yet he was right in saying that Jose and Adam can't do it themselves. the Jays may be in the toughest league in the MLB, they are a good group of players.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: June 21, 2011 6:05 pm
 

Romero calls team meeting after comments

Following the Blue Jays' 2-0 loss to the Blue Jays, Romero had some frustrated comments about the team that has scored just 13 runs in the nine games he's started that they've lost. Overall, he's 6-7 with a 2.98 ERA.
You might want to change that to "Following the Blue Jays' 2-0 loss to the Braves."
Just a thought.

Also, if Romero didn't want the loss last night, maybe he shouldn't have given up a 2-run home run to the opposing pitcher, Tim Hudson.
I will agree he's had tough luck, but last night, that loss was his fault. If he had truly pitched his best, he might have escaped with a no decision, who knows?
 


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