I watched last night’s Washington Nationals-Boston Red Sox game with a Red Sox fan named Hank, whose reactions may be of interest to baseball fans in general, as a suggestion of how the game is managed by some folks these days.
Top second, Nats 1, Sox 0
Hank: “Your team looks pretty good. I think they’ll win.”
RL: “Just wait.”
Bottom fourth, Nats 2, Sox 2
Hank: “Bases loaded, one out. Lannan the pitcher’s up next. You need runs now. Hernandez is fast and the infield’s back—why not squeeze?”
RL: “Our managernever squeezes. Doesn’t teach bunting.”
Hank: “Hit and run then?”…