"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Wave 'em home Bobby

Johnny Damon does not need to be waved home with no outs. It would have been second and third with no outs, leading 2-0.

While the umpire seemed to blow the call, Damon should never have been sent in the first place. The team is struggling to score runs, so every out is precious. Ignoring the fallacy of the predetermined outcome (thanks, Michael Kay), Derek Jeter's lineout probably would have scored Damon anyway. Ryan Church had to slide to make the catch.

Of course, Bobby Abreu is stranded at second base. A two-out hit with a runner in scoring position is way too much to ask for.


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