posted at 8/5/2014 7:42 PM EDT
In response to SpacemanEephus' comment:
In response to dgalehouse's comment:
This is apropos of nothing. Just something I have noticed. When a ballplayer is being interviewed, he will invariably start his response with " I mean " , and you can bet that there will be an " obviously" or two in there somewhere. " Obviously " is obviously the favorite word in any response. Also, when asked how big the win was , the answer will almost always be " it was huge." Like I said, this signifies nothing. Just something for a boring day.
Stabbed by Foulke.
D, don't be so hard on these guys. After all, they are just happy to be here. They are just taking it one game at a time and doing whatever it takes to help the ballclub. Good lord willing hopfully things will work out. Its like a friend of mine used to say: its a simple game - you throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains.
I'd say the problem might be with the questions. Like you said, most is this is fairly simple. If I win, I feel good, if I lost I feel bad, if we win during a pennant race, it's important. If I went 0-4, I had a bad day. They ask question for stuff that really doesn't require an in-depth answer.
I seldom hear questions like matchups or why they went for an extra base.
And I don't believe I have ever heard a tough BB question like 'why did you swing at a ball in the dirt up 2-0?' or 'you were down 3 runs with no one guarding the line. Why not bunt?'