Re: Phillips' Boner (Fred Merkle)
Forget the odds, the play was right in front of him and he was out by a mile. You decide whether or not to go based on the odds, I mean should players carry an abacus around with them on the base paths? You decide to go based on whether or not you think you are going to make it. Bad, bad base running.
That said, in a five game series, there is always plenty of blame to throw around. I never understood the fascination of isolating one play and blaming a whole series on it. I could easily make a few dozen threads saying the same thing about other plays this series.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. - Albert Einstein