Originally written on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 10/9/12
Look, I liked last night's performance of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Ichiro" as much as anyone, but Ich's best ninja impression had everyone so giddy that no one asked the obvious question: Why the hell was he sent?I understand being aggressive, and I understand there were two outs, but the ball beat him by 20 feet easy. It wasn't even close. There's a line where aggression becomes stupidity. This crossed it.Of course, we all know why Rob Thompson sent him. Because he knew what we all learned while watching the Yankees this season. A Yankee standing on second or third base might as well just jog back to the dugout. Those bases are where Yankee runners go to die. We can't drive them in.But wait, we had our No. 5 hitter coming up! Yeah, Swish was on deck, and how much has he come through with big hits in the postseason? (I love Swish, and I'm rooting for him, more than any other player, to be our post-season hero this year. He'd be 2012's version of Hideki Matsui, getting one last hurr...
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