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2 months ago  ::  Aug 10, 2022 - 2:16AM #1
Jon
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www.pinstripealley.com/2021/10/21/227386...


Is the entire coaching staff going to be fired again for TOOTBLANS and bad baseball discipline except for Aaron "Yes Man, No Brains" Boone?

2 months ago  ::  Aug 10, 2022 - 11:38AM #2
NW
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This team was sound on the bases and defensively for the first half of the season (sure there were mistakes, but no team on the planet makes zero mistakes).  During this recent slide, mistakes have been commonplace.  This is where the coaching staff needs to put an emphasis back on good baseball.  I'm not sure anyone on the staff is able to give that message in a meaningful way.

2 months ago  ::  Aug 10, 2022 - 11:51AM #3
Paterson
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    I woke up this morning and watched a replay of a great by Ronalds Acuna Jr. in the game against Boston last night.  That is the stuff that carries well into postseason.


    I am not sure if there is much the MLB staff can do with the baserunning on the roster. Those skills and habits have to be ingrained during the development process - the minor leagues. So few Yankees come through the organization it is hard to assess where it goes so wrong. .  


    I just wish they would tell Judge to wait until the playoffs for his Rickey Henderson act/ 

2 months ago  ::  Aug 10, 2022 - 8:04PM #4
Jon
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Aug 10, 2022 -- 11:51AM, Paterson wrote:



    I woke up this morning and watched a replay of a great by Ronalds Acuna Jr. in the game against Boston last night.  That is the stuff that carries well into postseason.


    I am not sure if there is much the MLB staff can do with the baserunning on the roster. Those skills and habits have to be ingrained during the development process - the minor leagues. So few Yankees come through the organization it is hard to assess where it goes so wrong. .  


    I just wish they would tell Judge to wait until the playoffs for his Rickey Henderson act/ 




No.


When you have a player prone to laziness, you have to kick him in the buttocks.


Boone doesn't do that. He's milquetoast and has no idea how to whip people into shape.

2 months ago  ::  Aug 10, 2022 - 10:34PM #5
Paterson
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Aug 10, 2022 -- 8:04PM, Jon wrote:


Aug 10, 2022 -- 11:51AM, Paterson wrote:



    I woke up this morning and watched a replay of a great by Ronalds Acuna Jr. in the game against Boston last night.  That is the stuff that carries well into postseason.


    I am not sure if there is much the MLB staff can do with the baserunning on the roster. Those skills and habits have to be ingrained during the development process - the minor leagues. So few Yankees come through the organization it is hard to assess where it goes so wrong. .  


    I just wish they would tell Judge to wait until the playoffs for his Rickey Henderson act/ 




No.


When you have a player prone to laziness, you have to kick him in the buttocks.


Boone doesn't do that. He's milquetoast and has no idea how to whip people into shape.




    I don't think it is about lack of effort. In fact, I think a lot of bad baserunning comes from trying too hard. You cannot make something from nothing. IMO baserunning is much more about what goes on in a player's head than with his feet. Honing those skills takes time and happens in the development leagues.  Just my opinion. 

2 months ago  ::  Aug 11, 2022 - 7:46AM #6
Lola
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Aug 10, 2022 -- 2:16AM, Jon wrote:


www.pinstripealley.com/2021/10/21/227386...


Is the entire coaching staff going to be fired again for TOOTBLANS and bad baseball discipline except for Aaron "Yes Man, No Brains" Boone?




Losing must make you feel better about yourself, in some sick way!

2 months ago  ::  Aug 11, 2022 - 10:25AM #7
1955nyyfan
Posts: 3,928

Aug 10, 2022 -- 10:34PM, Paterson wrote:


Aug 10, 2022 -- 8:04PM, Jon wrote:


Aug 10, 2022 -- 11:51AM, Paterson wrote:



    I woke up this morning and watched a replay of a great by Ronalds Acuna Jr. in the game against Boston last night.  That is the stuff that carries well into postseason.


    I am not sure if there is much the MLB staff can do with the baserunning on the roster. Those skills and habits have to be ingrained during the development process - the minor leagues. So few Yankees come through the organization it is hard to assess where it goes so wrong. .  


    I just wish they would tell Judge to wait until the playoffs for his Rickey Henderson act/ 




No.


When you have a player prone to laziness, you have to kick him in the buttocks.


Boone doesn't do that. He's milquetoast and has no idea how to whip people into shape.




    I don't think it is about lack of effort. In fact, I think a lot of bad baserunning comes from trying too hard. You cannot make something from nothing. IMO baserunning is much more about what goes on in a player's head than with his feet. Honing those skills takes time and happens in the development leagues.  Just my opinion. 




Pat, I absolutely agree with you. I also think you see it more when a team is losing because players "want to make somthing happen". Probably also more of a story in a L vs. a W. In general, fundamentals have been much better on this team. 

2 months ago  ::  Aug 11, 2022 - 11:19AM #8
SSBob
Posts: 11,574

I see the baserunning in Tuesday night's game, as consequential and crazy as it was that they happened in 3 consecutive extra innings, as errors of enthusiasm...split-second decisions. 


10th Inning - The scouting report on M's pitcher Sewald probably said something re his move. Benintendi mistimed it, otherwise he would've easily had the base stolen. Don't know if a double steal was called, but either way Locastro did the right thing in taking 2nd while Benintendi was in the rundown.


11th Inning - With Andujar on 2b, Hicks' shot looked like a hit off the bat. My guess is Andujar knew with Haniger's canon he needed to get a quick start to score on any ball hit to RF, and got caught flat-footed. Of course he should've made sure the ball cleared the IF before making his move. 


12th Inning - With Trevino on 2b IKF hit a bullet up the middle on which Bash made a behind the back circus grab, which surprised even him. Trevino was shielded from the catch. IKF had busted it out of the box, and seeing Trevino in a rundown made the split-second decision to try to replace him at 2b. Didn't work.

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