Wednesday, June 15, 2005

All the Right Moves

WYLIE, Texas -- Chase Williams of Aledo did something few golfers ever do Tuesday. He made a hole-in-one, and then he made another one.

According to the National Golf Foundation, the odds of making two aces in the same round are 67 million to one. Have I mentioned that Chase Williams is only 16 years old?

Pretty amazing stuff.

Well that ain't shit compared to the performace one Ken Macha put on last night. I might even say that he had a better night than Joe Blanton.
"The sun don't shine on the same dog's ass all the time."

--Catfish Hunter
First off, he put together another flawless line-up.

New York Mets at Oakland Athletics
June 14, 2005

J Kendall C

M Kotsay CF
B Kielty RF
E Chavez DH
B Crosby SS
K Ginter 3B
E Byrnes LF
N Swisher 1B
M Ellis 2B

Even though this line-up "only" scored four runs, it clearly put us in the best position possible to win versus the southpaw Tom Glavine. And that's all I ask.

Then, for what might be the first time ever, Macha actually put his thinking cap on.

After Blanton gave up a solid single to Mike Piazza to start the eighth, he got Kiko Calero AND Huston Street up in the bullpen. I really didn't know what the hell he was thinking. Two righties? At the same time? What the???

Then it hit me.
"This asshole is actually thinking ahead."

The old, moronic Macha would have gotten Calero and Rincon up because "The Book" says to have a righty and and a lefty warming up in situations like these. This new-and-improved version threw "The Book" right out the damn window when he realized that the only lefty in the forseeable future due up for the Mets was Mientkieweoickiojctz and that Mientkiewioicurztz sucks. He also realized that had he brought in Rincon, that there was a very good chance that Willie Randolph would have pinch hit for Mientkiewitkclkjtz with someone that doesn't suck. So there was no need for Rincon. Bringing him in would have only hurt our chances of winning.

Once Calero demonstrated that he clearly didn't have his best stuff, there was no need to hurry Street. He was warmed-up and ready. Five outs? No problem.

Macha might have even earned himself a free pass on tomorrow's series of fuck ups. We'll see.


Anonymous Zonis said...

We scored 5 runs (Byrnes Solo remember?)

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 11:22:00 AM  
Blogger Roman said...

Oh yeah. Stupid beer.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's time to lynch Ken Macha. Moron inexplicably left Glynn in after his control disappeared. Unexcusable to leave him in after the first base hit in the 5th, stupidity after the second. Walk, Walk, Walk, Groundout. Double, Single, Single, Home run. Pitcher pulled. Macha's short term memory going? That is a terrible sequence, I cannot think of another MLB manager who would let their 5th starter get away with that sequence. Lynching is too good for Macha, a slow painful death is called for

Thursday, June 16, 2005 3:28:00 PM  

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