TheOmen wrote:Fine he needs a day off. Agreed. How about a day game after a night game? You'll never see Utley request a day off, I can assure you of that.
This is my problem with it. I know he needs days off now and again, especially where he is getting up there in age. And the manager announced early in the season that he would get days off to make sure he wasn't tired out at the end of the season. But I just don't expect players to ask for the day off. I would have been perfectly okay with it, if the manager decided to give him a day off against a good lefty. It is the manager's job to know when his players need a day. And, of course, the exception is if that player has a death in the family, or their wife has a child, etc... there are obviously circumstances where it is okay for a player to ask for a day... from what I have heard, this wasn't one of them.
At any rate, it is what it is, and maybe the day off will propel him into one of his hot streaks.