Monday, October 27, 2008

Brief Weekend World Series Notes: Bad Choice

I have no love for Tim McCarver. His commentary in the 8th proved why. After ogling over the way BJ Upton's speed single-handedly produced the Rays' game-tying run, in the bottom of the inning he chastised JP Howell for all the attention he was showing to the Phillies' baserunner noting, "the one that can hurt you is the one with the stick in his hand." Howell then proceeded to pick off Werth at second.

I have an issue with Elmer Fudd's post-game presser Saturday.

"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.


Kevin said...

The bad choice was Longoria not letting the ball roll foul.

GM-Carson said...

I could give a shit about bad choices right now, the Phils are on the brink of a World Series Championship bitches!