Re: Final 35 game record
posted at 9/2/2013 1:54 PM EDT
In response to mrmojo1120's comment:
In response to torgorocks' comment:
In response to southpaw777's comment:
If Farreell keeps making completely boneheaded moves like he did tonight, I might have to reverse my prediction.
Bases loaded, bottom of the ninth and you bring in the new guy with known control issues? Really? Good managers dont make dumb moves like that with their closer available, and good managers dont set their players up for failure. That was not the time to see if Villareal could handle things. My God are you kidding? That move was beyond a head scratcher
--That's correct; unfortunately, the SOX have Farrell. He almost makes me miss Tito.
"Good managers don't make dumb moves"
If that's the case,this would prove that Joe Maddon isn't a good manager:
A mistake on manager Joe Maddon's lineup card cost the Rays their designated hitter entering the bottom of the first inning Sunday against the Indians at Tropicana Field.
The Rays had two third basemen listed on their lineup card -- Evan Longoria and Ben Zobrist. Longoria was supposed to DH, while Zobrist played third.
After the Indians batted in the first, manager Eric Wedge had a long discussion with the four umpires. When the umpires went over to talk to Maddon, Wedge pulled his team off the field because he didn't want rookie left-hander David Huff, making his big league debut, standing on the mound with nothing to do.
The Rays were forced to put left-hander Andy Sonnanstine, their starter, in the No.3 spot in the lineup where Longoria was originally scheduled to hit. Longoria was still eligible to play in the game, but the Rays could not use the DH.
Hey, I admit it was an unusual emotional post from me. I think Farrell has done a fine overall job. That particular move I mentioned WAS a completely boneheaded move though.. I will NOT back down from that. As you can see, I was very frustrated with that game.
Im still sticking with my original prediction of 21-14 I believe. This team hasnt lost more than 4 in a row all year. Im not sure why some here get all in a panic because they lose a couple. You hear that PG?