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In a tie game WHY pull a relief pitcher who JUST struck out the side??


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Because Scioscia screwed himself by pinch-hitting for Iannetta and forcing Conger to move from DH to C, thereby losing the DH. So, of course, Scioscia double-switches BEFORE he has to replace Frieri so we get Brendan Harris to play second...who was still pinch hit for, anyway.

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Because Scioscia screwed himself by pinch-hitting for Iannetta and forcing Conger to move from DH to C, thereby losing the DH. So, of course, Scioscia double-switches BEFORE he has to replace Frieri so we get Brendan Harris to play second...who was still pinch hit for, anyway.

Harris botched that double play ball too.

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Because the pitchers spot was due to lead off the next inning. If Frieri gets in trouble (which is very possible) you bring in Richards and then have to pinch hit for him in the next inning losing both pitchers in the process. The double switch is so that Richards can pitch more than 1 inning (if necessary) because he's replacing Howie who was the last batter.

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Because the pitchers spot was due to lead off the next inning. If Frieri gets in trouble (which is very possible) you bring in Richards and then have to pinch hit for him in the next inning losing both pitchers in the process. The double switch is so that Richards can pitch more than 1 inning (if necessary) because he's replacing Howie who was the last batter.

And that goes back to piss-poor managing. You have to ask why that even had to be a consideration, in other words, why was the pitcher forced to hit?

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And that goes back to piss-poor managing. You have to ask why that even had to be a consideration, in other words, why was the pitcher forced to hit?

Because we traded Snyder for a gas can instead of calling him up?

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Scioscia never makes bad moves.

He manages the same way he always has, the same way that won a world series, and he will tell you that.

His underlings are the hardest working people in the game.

Just ask him.

This team is almost where it needs to be, just missing a few spots. A few flies in the ointment is his new line this year, but he only used that one once The rest of them have been the same....but that was a clever twist... for Scioscia.

He has said the same thing for over a decade, WHEN he graciously allows someone to question him.

He has BS'd his through so many baseball seasons, it is unprecedented how long he has been allowed to BS his way through.

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And that goes back to piss-poor managing. You have to ask why that even had to be a consideration, in other words, why was the pitcher forced to hit?

Well, that goes back to benching Hamilton for Conger (back-up catcher) then pinch-hitting for Iannetta. Not making excuses for Scioscia because obviously his moves didn't work, but that was his thought process. Not having Kendrick out there hurt us, but I dont know what else you could have done. Maybe let Iannetta hit, but he's been really bad lately and I dont think he knows how to bunt.

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Anyone out there who can still come up with a reason, er excuse, for Scioscia?

Fact is... there has been no reason or excuse, for a long time.

Contract???

Arte eats contracts for lunch. Money has never stopped Arte from doing anything.

Name me one time that money has ever kept Arte from getting what he wants.

Money has never been a problem. Baseball smarts have been a problem...THE problem, aside form blind loyalty and the inability to admit that his loyalty IS A PROBLEM.

An astute business owner has to learn that loyalty can actually be a fault.

In his foray into baseball, Arte Moreno has allowed his loyalties to cloud his vision, and it has cost his FANS seasons and more seasons, of failure.

Arte owes it to his legions of fans to finally wake up...WAKE THE F UP!!!

The problem isn't so much with Scioscia, it is with Arte, who refuses to wake up from his personal dream.

ARTE...HEY!!!

Wake up!!!

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Anyone out there who can still come up with a reason, er excuse, for Scioscia?

Fact is... there has been no reason or excuse, for a long time.

Contract???

Arte eats contracts for lunch. Money has never stopped Arte from doing anything.

Name me one time that money has ever kept Arte from getting what he wants.

Money has never been a problem. Baseball smarts have been a problem...THE problem, aside form blind loyalty and the inability to admit that his loyalty IS A PROBLEM.

An astute business owner has to learn that loyalty can actually be a fault.

In his foray into baseball, Arte Moreno has allowed his loyalties to cloud his vision, and it has cost his FANS seasons and more seasons, of failure.

Arte owes it to his legions of fans to finally wake up...WAKE THE F UP!!!

The problem isn't so much with Scioscia, it is with Arte, who refuses to wake up from his personal dream.

ARTE...HEY!!!

Wake up!!!

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