Saturday, May 2, 2009
Walking In Runs
Usually when I sit down to watch or listen to a ballgame, I intend to follow it to the very last at-bat. If it gets out of hand, I may linger on another station for a few pitches after the commercial break or switch from television to radio, but I still have the game on. There are a few exceptional situations in which I allow myself to immediately bail out. Walking in a run is one of them. Walking all four batters to give up a run in the 11th inning is definitely one of them. Just give up the W$%(*&$#(*% Grand Slam if you really want. Throw the ball over the plate. Realistically, you'll still allow a run, but at least you have a good chance of getting an out.