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  • In defense of Albert

    I didn't think it was that bad a play trying to score on Reggie's hit. It was a mostly soft grounder. Third baseman made a great throw and Albert wasn't out by that much. It's an instinct play -- and I think I want my player trying to score. It's different had he hit a bullet.
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    He was out by a lot.
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    • #3
      He was out by a lot, and I haven't seen a replay yet, but it almost looked like he was so far off the bag when the ball was hit that he had to try and score. It appeared that he was kind of caught in no man's land. He should have dropped a shoulder and knocked Ausmus into next week, however.

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      • #4
        Having barely been able to watch live, I'm not coming from a position of real knowledge here. That said, I think it would have been nice if Albert had laid the fucker out.
        The noise was good, but I thought they phoned in a lot of the funk.

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        • #5
          There is no defending that play, KBF. A weak hit to the 3rd baseman..while Albert broke as soon as it hit the bat, it was a bad decision. I understand why he did it..runs are at a premium, but there were no outs..none. And, that, IMO, is what is really painful.

          Although..Reggies terrible AB is a close second.

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          • #6
            You can't run over the catcher if he isn't in the base line.

            I still say Albert doesn't run if he had any faith in our ability at the plate.

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            • #7
              My take is this...............

              There are two scenarios that explain Pooh's thinking:

              1.) Pooh thought if he didn't try to score a double play was possible. He went thinking he was preventing a double play.

              2.) Pooh was caught in no man's land b/c of a big secondary lead. He knew he was fucked either way and forced a throw home.

              3.) It really didn't matter at all b/c Walker took 3rd on a very heads up play.
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              • #8
                OK, I'm beginning to think he was out by more than I thought he was. It still didn't bother me that he tried to score on that. But I could be wrong about that, too. I used to think we were better than Houston. Silly me.
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                • #9
                  QUOTE(Indu WangZi @ Oct 16 2005, 08:16 PM) Quoted post

                  There is no defending that play, KBF. A weak hit to the 3rd baseman..while Albert broke as soon as it hit the bat, it was a bad decision. I understand why he did it..runs are at a premium, but there were no outs..none. And, that, IMO, is what is really painful.

                  Although..Reggies terrible AB is a close second.
                  [/b][/quote]

                  If it makes you feel any better, the Cards would have had a runner on 3rd with one out if Albert stays put.

                  Wait, that's how it ended up anyway.

                  Bad decsion, but I don't think it cost the game.
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                  • #10
                    QUOTE(phantom @ Oct 16 2005, 08:18 PM) Quoted post

                    You can't run over the catcher if he isn't in the base line.

                    I still say Albert doesn't run if he had any faith in our ability at the plate.


                    [/b][/quote]

                    Out by 8 feet.
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                    • #11
                      Jesus, I'm blind. I retract the statement, your honor.
                      "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
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                      • #12
                        QUOTE(kennyboyerfan @ Oct 16 2005, 07:22 PM) Quoted post
                        Jesus, I'm blind. I retract the statement, your honor. [/b][/quote]

                        Yeah, KBF..it wasnt even close. I tivoed that sum of bitch and watched it 10 times after the game was over..he was out by 6-8 feet..easily. Hence, why I put a lot of the blame on Albert.

                        And..about not having confidence. If you dont have confidence in your team mates when it's 1st and 3rd and no one out...then we're really fucked, arent we? I dont buy that he didnt have confidence..if that is the case..that is even more damning than the horrible play.

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                        • #13
                          QUOTE(Indu WangZi @ Oct 16 2005, 08:26 PM) Quoted post

                          QUOTE(kennyboyerfan @ Oct 16 2005, 07:22 PM) Quoted post
                          Jesus, I'm blind. I retract the statement, your honor. [/b][/quote]

                          Yeah, KBF..it wasnt even close. I tivoed that sum of bitch and watched it 10 times after the game was over..he was out by 6-8 feet..easily. Hence, why I put a lot of the blame on Albert.

                          And..about not having confidence. If you dont have confidence in your team mates when it's 1st and 3rd and no one out...then we're really fucked, arent we? I dont buy that he didnt have confidence..if that is the case..that is even more damning than the horrible play.
                          [/b][/quote]
                          But regardless, the play didn't matter.

                          Walker did end up at 3rd, so we were in the same situation regardless of what Pujols decided to do.

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                          • #14
                            QUOTE(phantom @ Oct 16 2005, 08:18 PM) Quoted post

                            You can't run over the catcher if he isn't in the base line.



                            [/b][/quote]


                            He was close enough to give it a shot. Even if the guy holds onto the ball then both runners advance eliminating the 4-6-3 that followed.
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                            • #15
                              QUOTE(Shoot_it_Al @ Oct 16 2005, 07:33 PM) Quoted post

                              QUOTE(phantom @ Oct 16 2005, 08:18 PM) Quoted post

                              You can't run over the catcher if he isn't in the base line.



                              [/b][/quote]


                              He was close enough to give it a shot. Even if the guy holds onto the ball then both runners advance eliminating the 4-6-3 that followed.
                              [/b][/quote]

                              Albert should have run him over just because it would make him feel better.
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