DeWayne Mann: bacongood: DeWayne Mann: bacongood: Slow To Return: DeWayne Mann: 7. To circle back for a conclusion, I mentioned batting order earlier. Batting order & bullpen usage are really, really similar. Tweaking either one can result in small gains; but doing so, you go against accepted "wisdom" & the wills of your players, and you risk annoying the fanbase. Generally, that's just not going to happen.It infuriates me to watch managers give the 3-4-5 batters in the 8th to a "spare" reliever, so that he can save the ace reliever for the 6-7-8 batters. And it's worse if lefty-righty matchups come in to play.Sorry. I think that's terrible managing.The best is when the visiting team sits on the ace during an extra inning game.I think it was the Reds a few weeks ago that used EVERY RELIEVER but their "closer" and were contemplating using a position player next. Gotta save Alroldis for that save situation that never came, you know.It is usually followed by using the closer the next day while down by 4 because "he needs the work".Either that, or he got so much work during the extra inning game (by getting up to throw some warmup tosses EVERY INNING) that he can't pitch for a couple of days.
p the boiler: barneyfifesbullet: That was cool, but hardly ever greatest ever level. Think about what you are saying. Unless, you are a Yankee fan. Then, understood.Mo is one of the good guys. he deserves whatever he gets.And Metallica is Dad Rock? Whatever. It's not our fault rock and roll pretty much died after 1992. Not much happening since then that lasts longer than a week.92... really? Look I'll give you late 90's maybe - but 92 to the end of the decade still had(and I'm only counting mainstream) Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Nirvana (I am pretty sure Cobain died in 93) Pearl Jam, Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction, Fishbone, Smashing Pumpkins, U2 (before total sellout stage), Soul Asylum, Weezer, Blur ... and the eh, their ok groups - Live, Green Day, Bush, Oasis, Radiohead, Blink 182and that is giving it about 3 minutes of thought
Taxee: MLB should allow Leyland to smoke in the dugout for the rest of this season for this. And I don't mean down the runway, IN THE DUGOUT.
violentsalvation: Mo himself said it was the right move.He got his inning in, and in a way, he passed the ball and the responsibility on to the next generation of closers. I don't think it could've been anymore perfect.
shifty lookin bleeder: GoldSpider: Why didn't he... you know... close it?If only there was someplace we could go to find this out!!
GoldSpider: Why didn't he... you know... close it?
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