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    Tony La Russa has officially lost whatever mind he has left.

    Intentionally walks Trea Turner on a 1-2 count.

    I can understand giving Barry Bonds an intentional pass with the bases loaded, but to issue an IBB to Turner who's down in the count 1-2?

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    And muncy hits a 3 run home immediately afterwards.

    He should resign tomorrow

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    This will be the catalyst Muncy needed, he was very animated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Landers View Post
    And muncy hits a 3 run home immediately afterwards.

    He should resign tomorrow
    Yeah, I was going to mention Muncy, and the walk to Turner was with two outs...
    Beyond senseless.

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    I dont know about you but definitely would want to face Muncy instead of Turner

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    Quote Originally Posted by unde0087 View Post
    I dont know about you but definitely would want to face Muncy instead of Turner
    Then walk Turner before pitching to him.
    They had Turner on the ropes in a clear cut pitchers 1-2 count.

    If La Russa walks Turner before even pitching to him, nobody says boo.

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    Probably drunk

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post
    Then walk Turner before pitching to him.
    They had Turner on the ropes in a clear cut pitchers 1-2 count.

    If La Russa walks Turner before even pitching to him, nobody says boo.
    Can confirm, then no issue at all, just unlucky.

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    Typical Loserussa, pulling a look-at-me move.

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    Muncy is back and so is the Dodgers offense

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    He should be enjoying the retirement years of life right now they are the best years of life

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    He needs to retire. His time has passed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayer14 View Post
    He should be enjoying the retirement years of life right now they are the best years of life
    Slayer you should be a life coach

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    Never ever hire old coaches in any sport

    They donít have the energy to be successful

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    Same with the Astros last season they hire Dusty Baker he like 70 years old and they where close to winning but still never got there if they had a more energetic coach they would have won world series

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post
    Then walk Turner before pitching to him.
    They had Turner on the ropes in a clear cut pitchers 1-2 count.

    If La Russa walks Turner before even pitching to him, nobody says boo.
    I missed this part of the game, and am still trying to find out how you get to 1-2 and THEN decide to IBB? As you say, you don't make the decision in a bad or neutral count, you go after him and then walk him with 2 strikes? What are we missing?

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    Is he still batting the pitcher at the 8th spot? lol

    Christ... just move the pitcher to the 1st spot... so we can get him out of the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StackinGreen View Post
    I missed this part of the game, and am still trying to find out how you get to 1-2 and THEN decide to IBB? As you say, you don't make the decision in a bad or neutral count, you go after him and then walk him with 2 strikes? What are we missing?
    There was a man on first when the batter came up, the count went to 0-2 then he advanced to second on a wild pitch which made the count 1-2. That's when he decided to IBB; the rest, along with the Sox's chances of winning, was history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkHorseplayer View Post
    There was a man on first when the batter came up, the count went to 0-2 then he advanced to second on a wild pitch which made the count 1-2. That's when he decided to IBB; the rest, along with the Sox's chances of winning, was history.
    I usually don't jump on group bashing but this truly doesn't and didn't make sense.

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    Chance he wins the world series this season is the same as Roberts.

    ZERO

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Never ever hire old coaches in any sport

    They don’t have the energy to be successful
    Pete Carroll had a good "old guy" run but then he lost it really quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post
    Intentionally walks Trea Turner on a 1-2 count.I can understand giving Barry Bonds an intentional pass with the bases loaded, but to issue an IBB to Turner who's down in the count 1-2?
    He was trying to look like the smartest guy in the room. We see it all the time with coaches in tight spots. Totally going against the grain in a "look at me" moment. You don't see it much in MLB but this is almost every week in the NFL where some dumb dumb can't even manage the clock.

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    Joe Maddon did it this season, also. It initially backfired, but the Halos rallied and won the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkHorseplayer View Post
    There was a man on first when the batter came up, the count went to 0-2 then he advanced to second on a wild pitch which made the count 1-2. That's when he decided to IBB; the rest, along with the Sox's chances of winning, was history.
    What's weird is that he could have just had the pitcher try to get him to chase instead of using the ibb. Maybe worried about another wild pitch? Idk

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeggieDog View Post
    Joe Maddon did it this season, also. It initially backfired, but the Halos rallied and won the game.
    He issued a IBB on a 1-2 count?

    I heard that it as a first.

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    Dude is not going to retire. He's a major part of something BIG **wink wink** and they need him coaching. Controling the lineup card

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2bets View Post
    He issued a IBB on a 1-2 count?

    I heard that it as a first.
    According to an article on ESPN, it's the third time in the last two years that an IBB has been issued on a 1-2 count; the other two times resulted in an RBI double and a grand slam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeshua View Post
    Dude is not going to retire. He's a major part of something BIG **wink wink** and they need him coaching. Controling the lineup card
    white sox won a championship back in 2005 so what you mean

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    Heís just money hungry he destroyed the franchise

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkHorseplayer View Post
    According to an article on ESPN, it's the third time in the last two years that an IBB has been issued on a 1-2 count; the other two times resulted in an RBI double and a grand slam.
    Really!? Link?

    Edit: found it. Wow. Crazy.
    Last edited by d2bets; 06-10-22 at 10:39 PM.

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