Saturday, July 22, 2006

Only Walk the Old Lady Half Way Across The Street

Maybe the problem with the Indians is as simple as muted expectations.  In speaking yesterday about the return of Jason Davis, Manager Eric Wedge said “Hopefully, Jason won't try to do too much.”  And what exactly would be “too much” for a pitcher?  Does that mean that Wedge doesn’t want him trying to throw too many strikes?  Or retire the side in order too many times?  Or hold the other team to no runs the next inning after your team scores?  If we have the manager instilling in his players that they shouldn’t want to do too much to help the team, what chance do we really have?  I could go all morning with these kinds of questions in response to such an asinine statement, but I wouldn’t want to do too much.

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