Monday, August 20, 2007

apparently they're changing the definition of "productive"

the scene: monday night baseball. yankees vs. angels. angels catcher jeff mathis is on 2nd with 1 out. hustles mclunchpail, aka reggie willits, strikes out swinging. your thoughts, rick sutcliffe?

"You know, to me, that's a productive out."

rick was referring to the fact that willits started his at bat down 0-2, then worked it back to a full count and fouled off a few more pitches before whiffing. still.... NO. i wonder if mathis thought the out was productive as he continued to stand on second while willits walked back to the dugout.


Chris W said...

he must have been drunk

pnoles said...

That man is one of the absolute worst.

Jeff said...

I had a productive trip to the mall yesterday. I browsed for 6 hours but didn't buy anything. The important thing is I saw what was out there.

Eric said...

I can kind of see where he's coming from but it was still stupid. Sure working a count is great and if every batter saw 7 pitches you'd be into the bullpen in the 4th inning, which is a good thing. But still you don't say someone is being productive when they just struck out with a runner on 2nd and 1 out.