Friday, April 18, 2008

The other Hoffman blows one


This guy's probably out.

Any good baseball coach will tell you, "DO NOT MAKE THE FIRST OUT AT THIRD BASE." A man on second with no outs is practically money in the bank if all you need is one run to win a game. Move him over with a bunt, get a sacrifice or a hit in the next two at bats, and you've pushed the runner across the dish. Just don't do anything stupid. Don't get caught stealing, and don't get thrown out stretching a double into a triple. This is exactly what happened in last night's 22-inning torturous debacle of a baseball game at Petco:

The Padres blew a golden opportunity to win the game in the bottom of the 13th.

McAnulty led off the inning with a double into the right field corner.At least he should of stopped with a double. McAnulty, who was looking at third base coach Glenn Hoffman as he rounded second, tried for a triple and was thrown out at third.

Just a complete bonehead decision. All Hoffmans should be fired. McAnulty should know better, but he gets a pass for the play being behind his back in right. Far be it for me to accuse the Padres of nepotism by employing "Glenn" as their third base coach, but I will anyways. The issue here really is accountability. If the Padres finish in fourth this year, or even worse, the organization puts out a vanilla product that plays 4 months of largely boring and uninspired baseball, will there be changes? Absolutely not. It'll be another year of veteran fill-ins, a sputtering offense, overhyped prospects and great Jake Peavy starts going to waste.

Oh yeah, and what kind of franchise decides not to give away ANY bobbleheads? Retards.

I want our new stadium to have a steadfast foundation of imported Asian sandstone and perpetual mediocrity.

3 comments:

Red said...

God. Did the Hoffman brothers sign some deal with, like, LA to just screw over San Diego? Bastards.

Liz said...

OMG I was screaming at my TV while McNulty (that's his name as far as I'm concerned) was stretching that into a tripple: "What are you doing?? Stop!! Your paunch hangs over your belt! You have porky pig legs! There is no way you're getting to third! STOPPPPP!"

Sucked

Dave H said...

Hahaha, yeah, the guy does not have the grace of an olympic sprinter, that for sure.

I still mostly blame Hoffman. If you look back at it, McNulty slowed down going into second, then saw Hoffman waving him and was like "WTF? OK, I guess I'll go."

Soooo dumb