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    LaRussa whines about balls and strikes

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    "You can go ahead and fine me, I don't care," La Russa said. "There were several strikes, a guy as good as Brian Wilson, he doesn't need. Who knows how that inning would have been?"

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    Win the right way AND lose the right way, right Tony?

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    You can't win by arguing balls and strikes. Votto could have been run again tonight, and even though he was right about the location of the pitches he was ultimately wrong for jeapordizing his presence in the Reds' lineup with such a futile argument. The sooner Tony LaRussa learns he does not have power over all he surveys the sooner he will make the step to the next level as a major league manager. His team was not even in the same zip code in terms of "finding" a win in last night's ballgame by accusing the officials of incompetence. To appeal to the media as if bad officiating was even a consideration in the Cardinals' loss, much less an active factor, was a colossal insult to the fanbase of baseball

    This drunken fool resorts to such drama routinely.

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    That club is really scuffling right now, and things don't get any easier the next two days with Lincecum and Zito facing off against Carpenter and Garcia. Tony needs to figure out what his team is doing wrong and not worry about the umps or this is only going to get worse for them.

    Of course I hope he keeps his focus trained solely on the boys in blue.
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    Championship teams overcome bad umps, bad hops and bad luck.
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    Feeling backed into a corner Tony?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Santo Alcala View Post
    You can't win by arguing balls and strikes. Votto could have been run again tonight, and even though he was right about the location of the pitches he was ultimately wrong for jeapordizing his presence in the Reds' lineup with such a futile argument. The sooner Tony LaRussa learns he does not have power over all he surveys the sooner he will make the step to the next level as a major league manager. His team was not even in the same zip code in terms of "finding" a win in last night's ballgame by accusing the officials of incompetence. To appeal to the media as if bad officiating was even a consideration in the Cardinals' loss, much less an active factor, was a colossal insult to the fanbase of baseball

    This drunken fool resorts to such drama routinely.
    I'm a little doubtful that a guy like him (that's been a manager in the majors for 2+ decades) is gonna change much.
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    did anyone see the game, I am sorry but Larussa has a point that 9th inning was horrible when it came to ball and strikes. about 3 pitches where no where near a strike, one of which was a called 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Voice of IH View Post
    did anyone see the game, I am sorry but Larussa has a point that 9th inning was horrible when it came to ball and strikes. about 3 pitches where no where near a strike, one of which was a called 3
    To me it makes no difference. A major league manager should never blame the ump for costing his team the game, no matter how bad the call. There is a classy, professional way to handle situations like these. Whining about it is not it.
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    If an umpire is doing a subpar job, then teams help bring attention to it and force MLB to take a look at the validity of the argument. Why shouldn't the team have a voice? They just have to sit there and take poor quality in umpiring because its not nice to argue balls and strikes?
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    Poor Tony. I feel so bad for him. He never complains when Carpenter and Wainright get those marginal calls that Wilson got last night.
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    Re: LaRussa whines about balls and strikes

    Quote Originally Posted by The Voice of IH View Post
    did anyone see the game, I am sorry but Larussa has a point that 9th inning was horrible when it came to ball and strikes. about 3 pitches where no where near a strike, one of which was a called 3
    Maybe it's just me but in general I think strike zones are expanded in the 9th inning. It's like the ump has had enough of squating and it's time to hit the buffet line

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    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN CHAR NC View Post
    Poor Tony. I feel so bad for him. He never complains when Carpenter and Wainright get those marginal calls that Wilson got last night.
    the pitches that where refereed to, where no marginal calls, they where bad calls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Voice of IH View Post
    the pitches that where refereed to, where no marginal calls, they where bad calls.
    Big deal. It is what it is. It happens in just about every game at some point. Always has. The Reds had some bad ones last night too. Votto was called out on a ball that was 6 inches off the plate and up. I watched the last inning of the Cardinals game. They were marginal and not nearly as bad as the one Votto was called out on. Maddux and Glavine used to get those kind of calls every game.
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    Maybe it's just me but in general I think strike zones are expanded in the 9th inning.
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