Today’s discussion is on Fernando Tatis Jr. hitting a grand slam. I’ve got some more thoughts on this, and might throw them together for an article tomorrow.
If you haven’t followed the situation, this is the latest summary of an angry losing manager saying that the other team shouldn’t have beat them the way that they did.
Rangers manager Chris Woodward on Fernando Tatis Jr. swinging 3-0 on his grand slam: "I didn't like it personally. You're up by 7 in the 8th inning, it's typically not a good time 3-0. It's kind of the way we were all raised in the game. But … the norms are being challenged."
— Sam Blum (@SamBlum3) August 18, 2020
I feel like if you’re a manager whose team is down by seven runs, and you’ve got the bases loaded in the eighth inning, AND the count is 3-0 to one of the best young hitters, then you’ve got a lot of mistakes to review before complaining about an opponent crushing your next mistake.
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— Tim Williams (@TimWilliamsPBN) August 18, 2020