The first rule I learned when I started hitting in baseball was "if it's close enough to be called a strike 3, you HAVE to fight it off". Hannigan was hoping for a pitcher's failure than his own success. That's a recipe for losing.
Pop out to Marshall.
Down 3 with 9 outs to play. We still have a chance in spite of baker...
We found your stolen Prius, it was voting for Ralph Nader.
Okay, heads down, keep chipping away. As Homer sez, "No excuses, right?" Who would have thought that young man -- and Bronson Arroyo -- would become our sages of the postseason?
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013
Scutaro grounds out to 2nd.
If it had worked you'd all be hailing Baker. But I never said Baker shouldn't be faulted there. Just the majority should be on the hitter not executing.
"In my day you had musicians who experimented with drugs. Now it's druggies experimenting with music" - Alfred G Clark (circa 1972)
Dusty Baker should lose his job over this, IMO.
I've defended him a lot, but this kind of outing (after 2010's lackluster showing) is unacceptable.
Cincinnati Here We Go.
26 Years and Counting...
The Hanigan call sucked, but sending the runners with no outs was even worse.
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