Originally Posted by redsfan30
Wily Mo should have been picked apart for being picked off first. I was waiting for someone to criticize Marty for what he said about Wily Mo. He had absolutely no business whatsoever getting picked off first base in that situation. You are down by 5 runs against a pitcher who it is nearly impossible to steal off of. What do you do? Stray too far off the bag and get nailed, that's what you do.
If Rich Aurilia had done it, people would have gone for blood.
I agree that WMP should have been criticized for getting picked off. However, and I didn't hear him but I have a pretty good idea how he was talking, you can criticize someone but you don't have to throw a fit about it. Instead of going on a 5 minute tirade about WMP getting picked off or EE popping up on the 1st pitch or Dunn striking out, he could just say something like, "WMP made a mistake and got picked off 1st" and then move on instead of dwelling on it for the rest of the game. I have no problems with Marty "telling it like it is" but you can do that and move on.