Baseball is run by fools
by Tony Medley
Baseball is impossible to
watch without being put in a state of constant frustration because it is
run by fools. The way pitchers are handled is idiotic. They are treated
A perfect example occurred
in todayís Colorado-Philadelphia playoff game. In the top of the 4th,
Philly was leading 3-2. The Philly pitcher, Kendrick, had pitched well
after allowing two home runs in the first inning. There were men on
first and second with two outs. Kendrick made a great pitch and
completely fooled the hitter, who hit a weak dribbler up the third base
line that the third baseman charged, but couldnít make a play on.
So what does Philly do?
THEY PULL THE PITCHER!!! Why? He did what he was supposed to do; he
fooled the hitter. Pull the third baseman for not making the play, but
donít pull the pitcher!
But they pulled the
pitcher. The reliever, Lohse, immediately allowed a grand slam home run
to Kazuo Matsui, who only had four home runs this year.
Naturally, neither of the
ignoramuses who were broadcasting the game mentioned the fact that there
was no reason to pull the pitcher. Pulling pitchers for no reason
whatsoever has become de rigueur. It takes three or four pitchers
to pitch a shutout these days (in fact, Arizona took three pitchers to
hold the Cubs to 4 hits and one run yesterday).
Every baseball game is
ruined by mongoloid managers whose decisions on pitchers defy common
sense and normal intelligence.
October 4, 2007