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Saturday, July 19, 2014

MLB.COM - Toman: Lewis takes exception with Rasmus’ bunt

Rasmus, who singled and later scored off Lewis in the fourth, laid down a bunt with two outs and Toronto up, 2-0, in the fifth, with the Rangers playing the shift on him. Lewis fielded the ball, but Rasmus reached first base safely and was credited with an infield single.

“I told [Rasmus] I didn’t appreciate it,” Lewis said. “You’re up by two runs with two outs and you lay down a bunt. I don’t think that’s the way the game should be played.”

When pressed further on what the problem with Rasmus’ bunt was, Lewis insinuated that the outfielder put himself before his team.

“I felt like you have a situation where there is two outs, you’re up two runs, you have gotten a hit earlier in the game off me, we are playing the shift, and he laid down a bunt basically simply for average,” Lewis said.

The bunt itself wasn’t the only thing that bothered Lewis, who threw five innings of two-run ball, falling to 6-7 on the season. Lewis felt that if Rasmus was going to bunt in that situation, he should have been taking off for second once he reached base.

“[Rasmus] didn’t steal within the first two pitches to put himself in scoring position,” Lewis said. “That tells me he is solely looking out for himself, and looking out for batting average. And I didn’t appreciate it.”

Does someone want to play devil’s advocate here?  Because I’m lost.

Lassus Posted: July 19, 2014 at 08:44 PM | 123 comment(s)
  Beats: unmitigated gall, unwritten rules

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-25-2014

Pittsburgh Press, June 25, 1914:

A jury in [Springfield, MA] Superior court awarded a verdict of $14,000 to Edward Collins in his suit against the Holyoke Street Railway Co. Collins, who is aged 10, lost his right leg as a result of a collision between trolley cars in June, 1912. The railway company admitted liability, but argued that artificial legs have been so perfected that the loss of a leg is no longer a serious handicap.

Attorney William P. Hayes, for the plaintiff, called attention to the profession of baseball as one from which young Collins is barred, and said that he could never follow in the footsteps of his illustrious namesake, Edward Collins, of the Philadelphia Athletics.

Good thing his name wasn’t Allan Travers.

Also, “the loss of a leg is no longer a serious handicap”? Wow, Holyoke Street Railway Co. Just…wow.

Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: June 25, 2014 at 07:20 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, unmitigated gall

 

 

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