Friday, October 21, 2011

"No Doubles" Backfires

I'm not a big fan of protecting a lead with no runners on base as the Cardinals did last night with the "No Doubles" philosophy. 
The Rangers' Ian Kinsler, who does have some power, starts the inning off with a single, that would have been caught had the St. Louis outfielders been playing at normal depth. I know that every manager has his own thinking. If the outfielders are playing normal depth and Kinsler hits a double, then a lot of critics would ask why weren't they playing "No Doubles." 
Situations like this and the differences in philosophies are what make baseball the greatest game.
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