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Thread: 1st and 3rd

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    Stat Wanker Hodiernus RedsManRick's Avatar
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    Re: 1st and 3rd

    Quote Originally Posted by Trajinous View Post
    Agree. I'm hoping Baker clarifies things cause most articles I've read have Baker calling a suicide squeeze and makes him look really bad. I think it was a bad call on Heisey and very baffling. Then again if it worked, people would say Heisey had great baseball IQ and understanding the situation.
    Isn't that the truth. Imagine if Jeter tried that and got the bunt down. He'd be hailed as a genius for days on end.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: 1st and 3rd

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    It wasn't a squeeze attempt.

    It was a regular bunt-for-a-hit attempt where the runner simply assumed contact and got himself caught. Had Choo thought it was a squeeze attempt, called for or otherwise, he'd have broke as soon as the pitcher went into his delivery -- which he did not.

    The bunt aspect is irrelevant. This was nothing more than a baserunning snafu.
    I think Snafu is the perfect word here. The first 2 letters of snafu stand for "situation normal." When it comes to this team making horrible plays on the bases, "situation normal" is the right terminology (as are the other three words represented by the rest of the term snafu) IMO.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS


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