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10-16-2003, 09:10 AM
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Dusty Baker mismanaged that game so badly last night they should run him out of town. Really, when your starter throws that many pitches in the first you know he's on borrowed time. When they got the 5-3 lead, Baker should have brought in another arm (like Clement) and pitched him until he got into trouble. No sense holding back.

The Red Sox are heartbreak incorporated. In 1975, the day after Fisk's midnight homer off the foul pole, they lost game 7 (Joe Morgan of Sunday Night Baseball had a big game for the Reds). In 1986 McNamara didn't put in Dave Stapleton to play first over Bill Bucker and Clemens had a blister (but we found out years later that he didn't want to come out of the game).

BoSox will be up 4-3 heading into the 9th when Scott Williamson has a bout of wildness. He'll walk the bases loaded, then strike out 2. Then he'll walk in a run to tie it.

On an 0-2 count he'll stumble on the mound, the umps will call a balk and the Yankees willn win.

Take it to the bank.

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