Quaker wrote:Manuel got ejected before Gordon went in, so it probably wasn't his call, unless he pulled a Valentine and snuck back in.
Please, being thrown out of the game doesn't affect the manager's ability to call the shots, except in play-by-play situations. The bench coach will usually get instructions from the clubhouse every half inning.
And for the record, Valentine didn't give any instructions when he nuck back in - he just lightened the mood with his laughable disguise (which I personally thought was hilarious).
"One of the teams represents truth, justice, the American way, and underdogs everywhere. The other represents George Steinbrenner!" - U.S. News and World Reports columnist John Leo on the difference between the Mets and the Yankees.