Friday, August 29, 2003

Waving Wendell Strikes Again
The Cubs lost another heartbreaker last night 3-2. Waving Wendell sent another runner home just to be thrown out by 3 steps. The score was tied 2-2, runners on second and third with one out in the eighth. Martinez hit a line drive to shallow center which was caught by Jim Edmonds. Edmonds was in full sprint so it took a few seconds to gather himself, and he still easily threw Glanville out. Baker and other Cubs defended Kim by saying you have to take a chance. Well, why not take a chance that Sosa will drive him in with two outs? Or there could be a wild pitch, pass ball or error. Those odds were certainly better than hoping Edmonds makes a bad throw. Now it was a great throw. But believe me, even a bad throw had a good chance of nailing Glanville. Outs are just too valuable to waste on stupid baserunning.