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    Rodriguez is irked by "rookie mistake"

    In the second inning of Friday's game, rookie John Rodriguez got the first of his two singles. He reached second on a groundout and, when he took a lead that was a stride too long, was promptly picked off for the third out. As good as the rookie left fielder has been hitting - .305 in his first 25 games - his base running has been, at times, suspect.

    He was picked off in a game against Florida on Aug. 4, but manager Tony La Russa defended him, saying the rookie broke when the ball hit the dirt "as we teach." Rodriguez also has been doubled-up at second when he lost track of the outs and a foul popup became a double play.

    After Friday's faux pas, he said the misadventures are over.

    "I just made a rookie mistake," Rodriguez said. "It's a learning experience, and hopefully I will never do it again. Because it's not acceptable. It's not acceptable in the Cardinals organization and it's not acceptable in my book.
    The rest, including Grudzielanek's golden season...

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    Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
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    "Please don't send me back to AAA."--John Rodriguez

    Missed most of today's game. So, is that four outs on the basepaths by Rodriguez in less than a month? Should we bring Ruben Rivera in to coach him?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by kah@Aug 13 2005, 01:05 AM
      "Please don't send me back to AAA."--John Rodriguez

      Missed most of today's game. So, is that four outs on the basepaths by Rodriguez in less than a month? Should we bring Ruben Rivera in to coach him?

      Maybe he can watch A-Rod's slapping of the glove technique....

      "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
      Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
      -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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      • #4
        What do we want him to say? I have no problem with it, and wish the young dude well.
        Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law ~

        A.C.

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        • #5
          as we teach
          I thought Tony didn't have time for that sort of thing at this level?
          Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by madyaks@Aug 12 2005, 11:18 PM
            as we teach
            I thought Tony didn't have time for that sort of thing at this level?
            Really? Are there any other ridiculous things you think?
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            • #7
              Slightly off topic, but Grudzielanek was one helluva signing. I love his arm.
              The noise was good, but I thought they phoned in a lot of the funk.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bombay@Aug 13 2005, 01:16 AM
                What do we want him to say?
                That he's caribbean and doesn't understand the rules.
                "Whaddya mean I hurt your feelings?"
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                had any feelings"

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kah+Aug 13 2005, 12:19 AM-->
                  QUOTE(kah @ Aug 13 2005, 12:19 AM)

                • #10
                  Originally posted by SunuvaNun+Aug 13 2005, 01:20 AM-->
                  QUOTE(SunuvaNun @ Aug 13 2005, 01:20 AM)

                • #11
                  Originally posted by kah+Aug 13 2005, 01:19 AM-->
                  QUOTE(kah @ Aug 13 2005, 01:19 AM)

                • #12
                  Originally posted by kah+Aug 13 2005, 01:19 AM-->
                  QUOTE(kah @ Aug 13 2005, 01:19 AM)

                • #13
                  Originally posted by bombay+Aug 13 2005, 01:21 AM-->
                  QUOTE(bombay @ Aug 13 2005, 01:21 AM)
                  Originally posted by [email protected] 13 2005, 12:20 AM

                • #14
                  Originally posted by SunuvaNun+Aug 13 2005, 12:24 AM-->
                  QUOTE(SunuvaNun @ Aug 13 2005, 12:24 AM)
                  Originally posted by [email protected] 13 2005, 01:21 AM
                  Originally posted by [email protected] 13 2005, 12:20 AM

                • #15
                  Originally posted by madyaks@Aug 13 2005, 01:18 AM
                  as we teach
                  I thought Tony didn't have time for that sort of thing at this level?

                  Okay...maybe I misread Kah's post...

                  "We" = Organization...not "we, the major league club"
                  " Look, forget the myths the media's created about the White House--the truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand."

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