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Thursday, April 15, 2010

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.

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  • At 5:18 PM, Anonymous cver said…

    It might be all about timing. Omar's plan is to delay throwing Jerry under the bus long enough so that he will publicly look foolish enough to take some of the heat off of him and also to run out the clock a bit more and then, he figures he could get lucky and have his players and his new manager actually perform well enough to not only quasi-contend, but to also put a few more butts in the Citi-Ceats. I guess Pelf pitched a good game today though at least - he's won 2/3rds of our wins!

  • At 9:31 AM, Blogger I.M. Forme said…

    yeah Cver, you have to wonder if Omar thinks about this strategically in terms of saving his own bacon. He doesn't seem to think too strategically about anything else.

  • At 8:28 PM, Anonymous cver said…

    And Jerry had K-ROD pitch to Albert tonight in the 19th, for no reason to almost lose the game, but a 20 inning classic. I look forward to your recap.


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