An important 3-match stretch ends with a bang–a last minute equalizer rescues a draw from the jaws of defeat–but overall Roots’ form (1 point from the last 15) is more whimper-like. We express some of our concerns, and hope the Roots can turn it around. We suggest letting Danny Barbir do whatever it is he … More RootsPod Episode 54: Just Let Barbir Do Everything
Everything’s coming up Roots off the field (community investment! an exclusive negotiating agreement!) but the on-field vibes do not match. We discuss it all, from our ongoing crash course in Oakland municipal governance, to whether any changes need to be made to shake things up for the attack before its too late.
We talk the Cedeno extension, the updated stadium plans, and whether Roots’ recent performances should be good enough the rest of the way, lack of wins notwithstanding. Jon inexplicably chooses to set his microphone up on the opposite side of the room.
Jon and Peter show why they are two of the wisest trees in the Peabody-eligible section of the Roots fanbase, waxing poetic about the recent contributions of Memo Diaz and Danny Barbir, trashing Sacramento (the city), and pondering the recent demise of San Diego Loyal. Aaron is also there.
The Bloggers briefly discuss the win over Charleston before looking ahead to the stretch run.
Aaron does his best not to look on the bright side, while Peter is much more optimistic.
The Bloggers are encouraged by the Roots’ 3-1 win over Monterey, but Aaron wonders if the star of the show wasn’t really just Monterey Bay’s horrible defense.
Despite some positive signs during Roots’ draw with Memphis, Jon and Peter insist that Roots’ recent offensive woes have no been solved by the return of Tamacas and Hackshaw from international duty.
The Bloggers find things to complain about, including the scheduling of the Soul’s first playoff match, the lack of detail in the Roots’ community investment plan, and the Roots’ recent form.
The Bloggers distract themselves from a ho-hum 0-0 draw with Pittsburgh by discussing movement on the temporary-stadium front and the Roots’ limited potential lineup permutations.