Re: Broadcasters blast B.P.
What was Phillips supposed to do...just waltz over and throw himself on El Duque's glove?
Just like when a runner is caught in a rundown, his job is to delay making the out for as long as possible (and hopefully force the throw). Many times, the other runners are able to advance an extra base or even score a run while the "dead runner" is delaying the inevitable.
What if El Duque decided he had enough with Phillips and was going to make the throw to 3rd base to complete the double play....but then he throws in into left? With Phillips' speed, he at least makes it back to 3rd and breaks up the double play.
I'll bet Hernandez is the kinda guy who would ask you to help him move his furniture the day after he met you...
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Last edited by Blimpie; 06-20-2006 at 04:33 PM.