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Subject:  Re: Cubs and Armageddon Date:  10/17/2003  6:24 PM
Author:  JimB100 Number:  58078 of 178828

GBo3 says: "Yes there is...he was on the frontrow, and had a better view than anyone else.

On top of that, he's a baseball coach, and should have recognized the importance of that out."

Ah, isn't hindsight just wonderful? This poor guy is sitting close to the foul line and pole in left field on a cool fall night in Chicago and a ball comes his way. Now, he is supposed to look at the ball, then look at Alou, judge the chances of the latter even getting to the ball, never mind catching it, and he is to decide that in spite of an gross error by the shortstop and some pitching by a tired hurler, that, yes, the pennant does in fact depend on him not only not trying to catch the ball, but to hold his arms out to keep others away. Why? Because someone sees him as a baseball coach and he's supposed to know these things. The future of his 'Cubbies' depends on HIM. BTW,it's interesting that not one player (as far as I know) has come to this guy's defense - not even Dusty. Is this yet another example of the persons really responsible for a 'critical mistake' (after all, this is a game called baseball) not willing to accept that responsibility?

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