In reality You don't do a preemptive strike, because when we go to Pittsburgh, payback would be warranted. It quickly gets dangerous. I suspect McDonald will hit a Red in the first, likely BP, both benches will be warned, and that should be the end of it.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
You can understand McCutcheon's frustration. On a number of levels. Beat them 10-0 tonight and I am sure he'll be in an even worse mood.
I'm guessing Phillips takes one to the back in the first.
If that happens, I hope we get a good fight out of it (sue me, I find a good baseball fight entertaining), or at least another payback pitch. Chappy's wasn't intentional. I don't care if we're at an even 1-for-1 or not, there should be retribution if that happens. Or maybe its just wishful thinking.... I love a good heated rivalry.I'm guessing Phillips takes one to the back in the first.
I'd rather listen to Kelch read the phone book than suffer through Thom Brennaman's attempt to make every instance on the field the most important event since the discovery of manned space flight. -westofyou
I wish they sat BP tonight.
Ahh, give 'em a break. They haven't had MLB in Pittsburgh for so long that they forgot the rules.
(Honestly, I'd probably be upset too. But that's just baseball.)
I enjoyed my time in Pittsburgh too, it's nice to be able to hit a Jazz club from time to time.
I try to remember this when I see a car (here in CA) with Steeler plates. Ugh, just want to hit them
Sigh. The posts in this thread with the racial undertones are highly disappointing.
"The guy I think could be really good in center is Adam Dunn. If someone asked me if Dunn could be a center fielder for the next 10 years, if he started working on it, no one could explain to me why he couldnít do it." - Brad Kullman