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On May 25, 2014, I answered a Sunday Request.
I am all for strategy that helps a team win and is legal.
You want to shift? Then be prepared to give up the easy hit.
Enjoy this Podcast Rewind
Sully Baseball Daily Podcast- May 25, 2014
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It is time for The Sunday Request on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
The glib answer I can give to the question is “Both!”
A cheap hit is fair game. If a team is willing to concede a hit, then it is imperative to take it. Is it cheap to accept an intentional walk?
That and the opening of Star Wars on today’s episode.
Travis Wood, Rougned Odor, Ben Revere, R. A. Dickey, John Danks, Yoenis Cespedes, Stephen Strasburg andDavid Wright all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
Yeah yeah yeah… three errors including 2 that produced runs in a 3-2 game.
Lest we forget he ALSO screwed up a sacrifice bunt in the 8th inning.
I feel very bad for him.
9 years in the minors… he scrapped and clawed his way to the big leagues…. he played 5 different positions in the minors trying to get a big league shot… He gets to the big leagues… hits a dramatic walk off grand slam earlier this year… and now finds himself starting in the post season.
It should be a feel good story about a guy who just wouldn’t quit.
And now he is going to be remembered as a post season goat.
I can’t help but feel bad for the guy.
A silver lining? He plays in Atlanta which isn’t exactly an intense baseball town. If he did this in New York, Boston or Philadelphia, he’d be burnt in effigy.