- Oct 19, 2001
Originally Posted by Frankie Valentino
You might enjoy this article Ace http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/outfielders_take_knee
BOSTON-As the 2009 baseball season progresses, major-league managers are defending against Red Sox DH David Ortiz by employing what they call the "Big Papi Shift," a defensive maneuver in which infielders move up past the pitcher's mound and outfielders take a knee and relax. "It's very effective," Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire told reporters. "If David makes contact with the ball, which is rare in itself, he usually hits slow dribblers that catch infielders by surprise because of how weak they're hit. So, by moving the infielders up, and having the pitcher rush home plate after the pitch has been thrown, [Ortiz] has virtually no chance of reaching base. If runners are on when he comes up, we may have the outfielders cover first, second, and third to ensure a double or triple play."
nope...we don't have anyone ready to step up yet. we really should have found someone in the offseason, someone he could work with for a year.Originally Posted by dland24
So Varitek allows a track meet.....he cant hit a lick anymore....you can say he manages the pitchers well, but so far the staff as a whole is near the bottom in team ERA..........doesnt the Red Sox organization have someone in the minors that has ANY potential at the catcher position? Because Varitek just isnt getting it done anymore.
*waits for Boston fans to come in and defend him*