Yoda on Last Night's Game: Jerry, Fired He Must Be
Yoda's a pretty patient Jedi. But even thousand year old dwarfs have their limits. Jerry Manuel is trying to run himself out of town. That's the only explanation I can come up with.
When is an "L" more than an "L"? Here's how a routine loss turns into magic in the hands of a true master...
Jerryball: Watch your team somehow tie the game. Then bring in slow hitter Fernando Tatis to pinch run, in the middle of an at-bat so it's extra disorienting for the enemy. They won't know what you're up to. Then bring in fast non-hitter Alex Cora to pinch hit with the game on the line. Then, skip your pricey closer and instead bring in your rookie Jjenrry Mmejia to give up the inevitable Rockie bomb to end the game. To recap, the plan is not only to lose a winnable game, and squander the few resources you actually have, but also to help destroy the psyche of your organization's prime pitching prospect in the process. Jerry somehow pulled this all off in the space of an inning. That's some kind of mind trick.