Re: Defense, defense
posted at 5/21/2012 11:49 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Defense, defense
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Defense, defense : Quote: "10'-15' directly in front of the plate.
" Beckett explained why he didn't go for two. Pay attention. Agon was safe at second. Almost doesn't count
. Beckett was slow covering first. It's possible, just possible, that you don't see everything -- or that you see only what you want to see. All the pitchers all the time do not hustle to back up bases? They could be better fielders, but that is another matter
. Oh, Beckett started a nice DP yesterday
and caught a pop-up that Salty lost in the sun. See, you don't see everything -- or choose to ignore it. The Sox are playing good fundamental baseball. Perhaps you don't know what to look for. I "see" no lack of hustle on this team.
Posted by expitch[/QUOTE]
Right, that is where I see them - 10-15' in front of the plate. Obviously I have an issue with that b/c obviously they don't belong there. Are you doing this on purpose or am I really losing you here?
Almost doesn't count? Really? While it's true he was safe, that kind of lack of hustle will catch up with them. Also, it sets a bad example with the rest of the team. You may be OK with it. But I am not.
They could be better fielders? That's a direct quote from you. Yet you start a thread on how good their defense is......
I know Beckett turned 2 yesterday. Does one good play cancel out a bad play? Seems like it does for you. For me, it doesn't. Besides turning 2 is a matter of talent. Not getting over to cover first is just being lazy or having a mental lapse - never any excuse for that. While it may be OK with you, it is not OK for me.