- Jul 29, 2016
You're coming across as a coach with a chip on his shoulder, which is fine I guess. Spit-balling a coach's game decisions on an on-line bulletin board isn't the same as being openly critical of the coach after the game, which I've never done. At the end of the day, I'm writing those big checks to the travel team so I don't have to coach.Runner on 1B with two outs stealing is a different scenario from a runner on 2B with two outs stealing. The OP mentioned at least 4 different scenarios.
FYI: From a Run Expectancy probability stealing in any scenario is bad math (and yet teams still do it, and for a good reason!).
The mother/father/grandparent/sister/brother/aunt/uncle that plays the result after fact is a tired act. You were down 5 with two outs and complaining about the coaches tactics? Umm.....yeah.
But that doesn't invalidate my opinion, and I think that stealing bases with one out to give in your last at-bat is unwise. We ended bracket play in the prior tournament on exactly that kind of silliness. When its win or go home, risking the final out when the tying run is still sitting in the dugout is dumb gamble. I don't care if you're Patrick frickin Murphy or Patty frickin Gasso - I'm still going to think it is a bone-headed call.