I would much rather be down by 3 runs with runners on 2nd and 3rd.
(DD's coaches have never heard me whine during game, always a lot going on. Does not mean they are right)
That's exactly what I was thinking. Be cautious down by 4. If it was a one run game, then maybe parents could armchair QB.
On the other hand, if it was my DD who got the single and didn't get the RBI to add to her stats, then you have a legit complaint. (Just kidding, but I bet there are some parents thinking that).
"If you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat these two imposters just the same". R Kipling
The 1 run is not as important to me as making the defense make the play at 1st.
Don't worry, if you would have sent her regardless of the outcome, some parent like me would be saying we gotta get off this team, the coach is an idiot for risking an out at home down 4.
I want to know if the parents off the other team are after their coach in the same way for allowing an OF make a "do or die" charge and throw to try to prevent a single meaningless run at the risk of allowing multiple runs/base advances that could put the outcome of the game in true jeopardy. That is the only potentially prosecutable act committed on this play IMO.
“It is what we learn after we know it all that really counts” - John Wooden
I do not think our players are that 'smart', they supprise me sometimes though.
How would this thread go if the girl hit a liner deep to RF for a triple and you came up short "If Its and buts where candies and nuts..."