Re: Varitek Swinging on a 3-0 Count
posted at 8/9/2011 5:12 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Varitek Swinging on a 3-0 Count
[QUOTE]Bad Francoma decisions: V-tex swinging on 3--0 Failing in Spring Training to teach middle infielders to place glove w/ball in front of base and let runners slide into the tag (vs the wild swipe Scutaro made allowing a runner to slide under the tag). Refusal to command Pappi to lay down a bunt down the 3rd base side when he could roll down the first base line and be safe. Especially late in a close game and then come out for a pinch runner. Ellsbury layng down a bunt that I could have fielded off the mond and thrown him out. Don't these guys practice these things? All issues point to incompetent management. Of course they're talented, even great. But imagine what this team could be with fundamentals added to their aresenal. Alas . . .
Posted by tjwoods[/QUOTE]
i dont know if you are being sarcastic here or matter of fact.
the point is, other than laying blame on tito for not teaching it, you are absolutely right. these guys are not playing sound fundamentals and a hitting/fielding coach should be doing their job to help them improve.
i guess that doesnt happen because we have "superstars". still it's down to the manager to make sure fundamentals are worked on. if these lack of fundamentals show, you practice them. here, especially with papi, i guess players might be insulted (if he were asked to practice laying down a bunt to 3rd). just shows you what the culture is of the team. i'm still happy tito keeps everyone happy. but i wouldnt mind a good filed manager on the team as well, and that every player be held accountable to work at baseball fundamentals and getting better. that's baseball. a good cop bad cop might be a good thing for our team.
and enough with the " don't complain, we're in first place".
we're just talking baseball here on a baseball thread about...........
talking baseball is allowed.
it's also great to appreciate things and remind people who may lose that fact.
however, there is probably more "complaining" by people making accusations of "complaining" than the initial baseball comments made by posters (yes, apparently with a few exceptions :)
lighten up. we all do this for fun.
let's talk baseball, agree, disagree, learn from other's thoughts, share highs and lows. attacks are no fun; just boring, tedious, unpleasant and display a lack of peace within.