Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Michael Barrett.....

I've got one thing to say to Michael Barrett following that idiotic blunder that led to tonight's Phillies win:

RUN THE RUNNER ALL THE WAY BACK!!!!!!!!!

If you're going to make a mistake in that rundown situation, don't risk the game on trying to make the play at home. The batter is automatically out in that situation. With less than 2 outs and first base occupied, the catcher does not have to make a legal catch on that third strike to get the batter out. With this in view, there was no force at home possible, so Barrett would have been better off running the runner on third back and attempting to make a play at third instead of giving him the opportunity to score easily.