Originally Posted by REDREAD
I love the stolen base in the right situation.. that's what I should have said.
Freel did another dumb move last night. He was on first, someone else was on 3b. There was two outs. Phillips at the plate. Reds up by two. Freel steals 2nd base. Thank God he wasn't caught, but why in the world would he take a risk like that? It was aboutg 50% likely that he was going to end the inning with a guy at 3b and Phlllips hititng. The Reds already had the lead, no sense in being reckless to put another runner in scoring position by stealing.
I just watched the game this morning and the Cubs weren't really defending on that play. IOW, "even Freel" couldn't mess up that "swipe."