Monday, August 25, 2008
Tonight’s Lineup for Game 1
Picking up where we left off:
Q, LF; Crede, 3B; BA, CF; Uribe, 2B; Swish, RF; OC, SS; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; AJ, C.
H. Ramirez pitching.
I was surprised that the reaction to AJ’s baserunning/obstruction from yesterday was that he “cheated.” As baserunners caught in a rundown, you are (or at least I was) taught to do one of two things: 1. run directly at the glove of a fielder who is trying to catch a thrown ball so that the ball hits you; or 2. look for a fielder to run into (i.e. obstruction). AJ did just what he was supposed to do … how is that cheating?
But that’s just my opinion … what’s yours?