Saturday, April 15, 2006
The Final Blow
The wife and I have a theory. Rob Babcock has done a lot of shitty things to the Raptors in his short tenure as general manager. Trading Vince Carter for practically nothing. Drafting Rafael Araujo. But here's the kicker: He called up Pape Sow from the Arkansas Rimrockers of the NBDL. What's the problem, you ask? Well, Pape inadvertantly kicked Chris Bosh while falling during a game, and in the process, sprained Bosh's thumb on his shooting hand.
Bosh is injured for the remainder of the season. The Raptors go on to lose 10 games in a row. There is a bad taste in the mouths of Raptors fans, players, everyone. Mike James will potentially leave this season. With no James, Bosh is set to leave in 2 seasons. So Babcock's final move as a GM (calling up Sow) may be the most devastating. Damn you Babcock!