IT'S NOT HALL GOOD
Trade Request Doesn't Seem To Rattle Brewers
It seems so out of character for Bill Hall. Always media friendly, usually with a smile on his face, a good quote who never pointed the finger at teammates or rocked the boat.
My, how things have changed.
Hall's agent, with Hall's blessing, tells the Journal Sentinel that he's thinking trade. And out the window goes all the good will built up by Hall's pink bat Mother's Day homer, his mother Virgie screaming for joy, and Hall playing the part of loyal worker as he switched to the outfield, and back. You could tell...the first time he was announced at Miller Park, there was just a smattering of boos. But with 2 successive strikeouts, the boos got really loud.
Now I understand Hall feeling a little miffed about getting jerked around. Hall is just like you and I at the office...when the boss tells us to do something we don't like, we tend to grumble.
I can understand that. What I can't understand is when it's going well, why voice your concern? It's never a good time, but Hall comes off looking petty and gives the perception that he's all about himself and hints at others getting preferred treatment. You can understand if the team is struggling, but now is not the time.
And why just have your agent comment? Hall issued a no comment on Tuesday...so why hide behind the statements of your representation?
Click on the video link to hear Ned Yost's response when I asked him if he's concerned about the problem, and as always you can e-mail me at email@example.com