Re: Thank You Manager Jim for Your Signature Move of Incompetence: Series Tied 1-1
posted at 10/16/2013 8:32 AM EDT
In response to RedSoxFireman's comment:
If he doesn't pitch to Ortiz, up 4 runs in the 9th, walks Ortiz, Napoli and the entire Red Sox roster are down 2-0.
As a Red Sox fan, I give thanks for the other Manager's incompetent decisions.
I evaluated this game correctly as pressure on Tigers, series evenly matched, and good news for the Red Sox. I said Game 2 was more important than Game 1, and it was.
This series heads to Detroit, tied, where Game 4 will be more important than Game 3.
Folks, we're all even, and all now know that this aint the Rays.
I thought we might bump this little beauty up one more time.
Just so we have the record straight, redsoxfireman predicted game 3--the huge win last night against Verlander, who was in the process of breaking postseason records in consecutive shutout innings--would be almost meaningless. Ignore game 3, he told us. Focus on game 4. Me, I only said all games in the ALCS were and are important. What was I thinking?
Oh, and the Sox did not deserve the win in game 2 because Jim Leyland, a WS winning manager who has 22 years experience and has been the key to the Tigers resurgence over the past several years, is incompetent. No credit to Ortiz for an astounding grand slam home run because, according to redsoxdirtdog, that dinger was inevitable the instant Leyland did not tell his closer to walk him intentionally. That's after Ortiz had gone hitless in two ALCS games including four K's. Inevitable. Right.