20 October 2011
BTW, Go, Cardinals!...and prove yet again that National League Baseball is real baseball...For example, St. Louis has to make the conscious decision to put a less-than-perfect fielder at third base, David Freese, because his bat's so hot, and they must risk taking out a pitcher who's pitching well for a pinch hitter -- when the situation demands. That silly designated hitter rule runs rough shod over all the tough choices that a manager should have to make for his team in the course of a game.
PS: Another ESPN-brand personality I really like is the eponymous star of Dan LeBetard is Highly Questionable (ESPN 2, weekdays at 4:00 PM). I can't catch it very often at all, but he (below on right with his father and show guest Pat Riley) can be quite entertaining.