Re: Two gigantic errors by Iglesias when it counts
posted at 10/20/2013 7:46 AM EDT
In response to Hetchinspete's comment:
In response to maxbialystock's comment:
I think Iglesias needs to get serious about his profession and maybe not let the lavish praise go to his head quite as much as it clearly has. He is still brilliant, but just not that reliable. Drew is way, way, way more reliable.
I usually enjoy reading your posts and agree with much of what you usually say, but why the need to dump on Iggy. How you read into him thinking he's not serious about his prefession, etc and where do you get the idea that praise has gotten to his head. Flashy he is but he always has been, at least when I've seen him. He's a confident defensive fielder who most likely knows how good he is, but so what. He's obviously worked hard to improve his hitting as well. In watching him in the playoffs he doesn't look like the same player we watched flounder at the plate so badly last year.
Ease up on Iggy and be cheerful for the Sox.
Well said. Completely agree his hitting has improved. No question he is a great fielding SS. My intemperate OP was the result of the lavish praise Fox dispensed throughout the ALCS for all things Detroit, including Iglesias, and the scant praise for the Sox team as a whole. Watching game 6, one had the impression that the Tigers must be leading 3-2 because their guys were getting the interviews, etc. Meanwhile Fox generally did not recognize that the Sox actually have a pretty good defensive team at 1B, 2B, SS, CF, and RF and aren't half bad at 3B, LF, and C. At the beginning of game 6, Fox did say the Sox have the better bullpen, but we knew that before the ALCS started.