Dannomyte wrote:If Thames hit left handed I bet he makes the team over Higgy. Someone needs to tell Tram that while Higgy swings lefty he has don't much hitting in 3 years!~
There is no doubt that Thames would be in if he hit lefty. Tram is not a very confident manager. Having no prior experience he is afraid to make a decision that isn't by the book. Higgy hits left handed + we need a left handed bat = Higgy given a spot.
Same thing with the reluctance to start his best pitcher instead of the veteran. Tram takes the safe route instead of seeing that experience only has value if it experience at succeeding.
I can already see Higgy's experience as a left handed bat paying off. Just close your eyes and replay the common voice saying "2-2 pitch...and Higgy takes strike three. Yeah, that pitch fooled him" May substitute "He was looking for a curveball....or...fastball...or...change-up....or...slow pitch soft ball"
Good call, Tigers. Nice to see you're really serious about winning this season.