...and on and on. You know.
On a personal note, we're moving towards "Acceptance". Slowly. Who cares if Davey Johnson knew Jason Motte was on deck with Pete Kozma at the plate in the 9th inning of a 7-7 game and decided not to intentionally walk Kozma? Here, via Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post:
Johnson said he considered walking Kozma. In the end, he believed his
best chance lay with letting Storen — who had allowed two runs in his
previous 24 innings — face the Cardinals’ No. 8 hitter. Johnson said
Storen had simply put the game in question when he walked Yadier Molina
and David Freese with two outs.
“But if right-on-right and we can’t get out the eight-hole hitter …”
Johnson said. “Do I want to put him in a situation where he faces Cruz? I
could have done that. But I wanted to give him the opportunity to make
pitchers’ pitches, which I do all year. But unfortunately, early in the
count, he gave up a hit to right. How many guys — here’s my close...