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Flaherty receives first at-bat of season...

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...trailing by 7 runs in the 9th. And propmptly swings at first pitch, shallow fly ball to left-centerfield.

 

When will this ever change? Does the Front Office care? Sure doesn't seem like it.

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Well if Schoop doesn't wake up soon you might be seeing more of him

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Well if Schoop doesn't wake up soon you might be seeing more of him

We all know that aint happening lol

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Yeah, what was the front office thinking, telling Flaherty to swing at the first pitch like that? The very idea. :rolleyes:

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Yeah, what was the front office thinking, telling Flaherty to swing at the first pitch like that? The very idea. :rolleyes:

So, you disagree that this has been a problem

for the last several years???

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So, you disagree that this has been a problem

for the last several years???

What has been a problem for the past several years? The fact that the Orioles tend to swing at the first pitch? If you're going to try and illustrate an ongoing problem, a seven-run blowout might not be the best baseline at your disposal. 

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What has been a problem for the past several years? The fact that the Orioles tend to swing at the first pitch? If you're going to try and illustrate an ongoing problem, a seven-run blowout might not be the best baseline at your disposal.

So, you're fine with Flaherty's approach? Gotcha.

 

We just disagree.

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So, you're fine with Flaherty's approach? Gotcha.

 

We just disagree.

It seems like making a mountain out of a molehill when you consider that it was an 8-1 game by that point. Factor in that Boston pitchers only surrendered two walks the entire game and were throwing a high percentage of strikes, swinging at the first pitch might not have been a bad idea. If the pitch was a foot outside and Flaherty still flailed away, that's not a very sound approach, but if it was in the strike zone, you might as well swing if you think you can hit it.

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