Re: 7/17 Game Thread: Beckett vs. Niemann
posted at 7/18/2011 7:51 AM EDT
In Response to Re: 7/17 Game Thread: Beckett vs. Niemann
[QUOTE]another horribly managed game by Francona. LMAO
Posted by BostonTrollSpanker[/QUOTE]
No doubt about it, Francona is a genius. I was impressed, especially how he managed the 11th inning. You know, when Ortiz and Youk walked with no outs. Bingo, there it is, THE FRANCONA FACTOR. He pinch hits DMac for Drew. Everyone in the park and watching TV knows what he's up to. Don't you? DMAc is going to lay down a sacrifice bunt. LMAO, nope, with his anemic average, the genius figures he has a better chance of getting a hit than he does of sacrificing the runners to 2nd and 3rd. I don't have to look up stats, DMac gets a hit less than twice in 10 at bats. I wonder how many times he'd be successful in laying down a sac bunt if he had 10 chances at it? But we had no idea that they'd walk DMac, and Francona, in his infinite wisdom, knew it. Don't ask me how he knew, but I'm sure his minions will come up with exactly how he knew. Okay, bases loaded and no outs. The Sox are sure to score here, aren't they?? The manager will surely try to squeeze that, desperately needed, run in, won't he?? He used his masterful managerial mind and SAT & SPIT as he watched the players try to win the game. They looked for guidance and he SAT & SPIT, or STOOD & SPIT. To be fair, I'm sure he uttered words of encouragement, such as, GO GETTUM or YOU DA MAN or HANG IN THERE, YOU'LL GETTUM. Absolutely inspirational leadership!
I can't wait to hear the excuses , this should be truly comical.
I'm betting that he knows more than we do about his players, and having DMac bunt was inadvisable, since he has been having trouble shifting his feet to turn and face the pitcher, which he'd need to do in order to bunt effectively. Also, asking him to bunt would have been chancy, since he's been playing more than he's used to playing, and is in need of a day off. Who but Francona could have known these things?? Masterful managing job?? Absolutely, when you learn, after the fact, what Francona knew.