COMA NEEDS TO BE FIRED! (JK)

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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: COMA NEEDS TO BE FIRED! (JK) : Agreed. Win today! Tomorrow is promised to no one.
    Posted by Alibiike[/QUOTE]

    He was at his best last night in the 11th inning.......absolute genius how he manufactured a desperately needed run with no outs and the bases loaded in a 0-0 game. Bobby Valentine was stuttering, trying to understand Francona's thinking. I went to bed and didn't watch them "WIN IN SPITE OF" their manager's ineptitudes. Last night was an opportunity for him to have a positive impact on a questionable game. He had a chance to try to manufacture a desperately needed run. A chance to get some redemption on his detractors. Once again, for the umpteenth time, he stayed true to form. He proves over and over again just how horrible he is at managing between the 1st and last innings.
     He handled the pitchers well last night, but no better than most managers would have handled them, nothing special, it's what he's paid to do.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: COMA NEEDS TO BE FIRED! (JK) : He was at his best last night in the 11th inning.......absolute genius how he manufactured a desperately needed run with no outs and the bases loaded in a 0-0 game. Bobby Valentine was stuttering, trying to understand Francona's thinking. I went to bed and didn't watch them "WIN IN SPITE OF" their manager's ineptitudes. Last night was an opportunity for him to have a positive impact on a questionable game. He had a chance to try to manufacture a desperately needed run. A chance to get some redemption on his detractors. Once again, for the umpteenth time, he stayed true to form. He proves over and over again just how horrible he is at managing between the 1st and last innings.  He handled the pitchers well last night, but no better than most managers would have handled them, nothing special, it's what he's paid to do.
    Posted by BOSOX1941[/QUOTE]

    Since you post the same drivel time after time in thread after thread, I'll respond again:

    More drivel from 1941.  Tito has confidence in DMac to put a good swing on the ball, which he did.  He ended up with a walk and the Sox had the hitter who EVERYONE wanted up in a big spot, the heir apparent in rf, playing instead of Drew, etc.  The game was right there to be won and it didn't get done.  Bases loaded with no outs vs. 2nd and 3rd with one out in 1941's twisted world and 1941 is b!tching about Tito.  Too bad Tito couldn't grab a bat and do the job himself.  The Sox did not fail to score a run because of Tito, they failed because they struck out 2x in a row and popped out to the catcher.

    In case you have not figured it out yet, the Sox don't like to give up outs via sacrifice bunts.  This is an organizational decision.  To sit here and be surprised and worked up because the Sox don't bunt in that spot is the definition of insanity.
     
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    You people continue to take 1941 seriously. He is purposely baiting you and laughing at your ire. It is his game. Don't fall for it.
     
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    So in the first game of a four game series, some of you would pull out all the stops even if it greatly reduced the chances of winning the next 3 games - you'd blow out the BP to win a game?  Isn't that like running your hardest to win the first mile of a marathon?  That's like a batter doing everything he can to hit the first strike, when waiting and being patient may produce better results (better pitch to hit, getting the pitcher's pitch count up faster, etc).

    Should the strategy be whatever gives the team the best chance to win the most games?

    Besides, Francona basically manages the season in kind of a rote style.  He'll change things up if they are on a losing streak, but for the most part, he manages the game in a very predictable fashion.  It allows the players to stay in a rhythm and be mentally prepared.  And shouldn't creating an environment that allows the players to play their best be the objective during the season?

    Considering they have the best record in the AL (the best record in baseball in meaningless), Tito's style seems to be working.

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to COMA NEEDS TO BE FIRED! (JK) : Do you know baseball? At the top of the 9th, it was a 3 run game and he was warming up already. The Red Sox got 2 in the top of the 9th so there was no point in not bringing  him in. 
    Posted by ADG[/QUOTE]
    Do I know baseball? Let's see:
    1- It was a 3 run game and Papelbon was warming up. Francona just a week or 2 prior stated that if Papelbon is already warming up, and the Red Sox take a 4 run lead, he WILL come in the game, but not when they take a 5 run lead. By the way Papelbons ERA in save situations is under 2, in non save situations, it's over 5.
    2- The Red Sox score 2 runs to make it a 5 run game. Francona brings in Papelbon contradicting logic and his own statement just a few weeks prior.
    3- Papelbon gives up a run, no harm no foul I suppose seeing as it was a 5 run game, but this is coming to be expected, why not bring someone else in who won't automatically give up at least 1 run, and save Papelbon for a later date.
    4-Now, Bard and Papelbon have both pitched 2 games in a row and likely neither of them will be available tonight.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: COMA NEEDS TO BE FIRED! (JK) : I know Francona looks at the long term, but NO future game is more important then the current game. I realize it's very important to keep an eye on the upcoming schedule, but no where near as important as winning this game! IMO, he basically forfeits games so that he will be prepared for a unknown game in the future! Just how I see his managing style.
    Posted by BOSOX1941[/QUOTE]

    So how many days in a row should Francona pitch Bard and Papelbon? 
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: COMA NEEDS TO BE FIRED! (JK) : He was at his best last night in the 11th inning.......absolute genius how he manufactured a desperately needed run with no outs and the bases loaded in a 0-0 game. Bobby Valentine was stuttering, trying to understand Francona's thinking. I went to bed and didn't watch them "WIN IN SPITE OF" their manager's ineptitudes. Last night was an opportunity for him to have a positive impact on a questionable game. He had a chance to try to manufacture a desperately needed run. A chance to get some redemption on his detractors. Once again, for the umpteenth time, he stayed true to form. He proves over and over again just how horrible he is at managing between the 1st and last innings.  He handled the pitchers well last night, but no better than most managers would have handled them, nothing special, it's what he's paid to do.
    Posted by BOSOX1941[/QUOTE]

    What exactly did Valentine say?  I watched the broadcast and do not remember hearing him criticize Francona.  Francona, by the way, has two World Series rings and Valentine has zero. 
     

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