Saturday, May 05, 2012

Strictly By The Book

Round one to the Nationals with an assist from the umpires.  Make no mistake about it, however, the real mistakes continue to be made by the bullpen, which coughs up leads with alarming frequency.  The only exception is closer Jonathan Papelbon, who cannot be faulted when he doesn't even get into the game.

Charlie Manuel loves to play by the book and the chapter he most dearly loves details how you don't bring your closer in before the ninth inning and NEVER on the road.  Those who live by the book.....