I have an issue with Elmer Fudd's post-game presser Saturday.
JOE MADDON: "I'm really happy with our team. I have to reiterate with all of my love that we take chances. I love that they're not afraid to make mistakes. That's why we're going to win."
Right. Kind of like all those chances he likes to take...
- Tricky Dick Maddon, praised for his innovation throughout the playoffs by Buck/McCarver, went on to implement a 5-man infield in the bottom of the ninth after intentionally walking the bases loaded with no outs. Ruiz hit right into the strategy and rookie Evan Longoria rushed his throw home to allow speedy Eric Bruntlett to score the game winner, thus proving extra infielder was a bad choice.