The Death of Small Ball
Can people stop calling Mike Scioscia a genius now please for "using the running game" and "moving runners" and "putting pressure on the defense" and "playing small ball" and "not waiting for the 3 run homer"?
The Angels were eliminated last night because Scioscia tried to prove that he's smarter than everyone else.
You have a runner on third with one out and a 2-0 count in a tie game - an elimination game - in the 9th inning. A fly ball will score the go-ahead run and then you can bring in your closer to bring the series back home.
Under no circumstances should you attempt to run yourself out of the inning.
Besides a sac fly, a weak pop to left can bounce off that amominable wall out there to also score the run.
But remember, the genius is smarter than the rest of us. Scioscia won't get fired, but hopefully the media will stop cradling his scrote a little.
Labels: alds, angels, mike scoscia, moronic moves, playoffs, redsox, smallball
posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 10:56 AM