That is certainly true. I think that at this point, the coach needs to intervene more actively. Sure, after the first Edmonds histrionics, he got his stuff together for a while, K'ed Edmonds on 3 blazing pitches and also K'ed Pujols. Unfortunately, he let his mind wander AFTER K'ing Pujols and served up a nice BP pitch to Rolen and then got pissy and plunked Edmonds. The 'problem', which seemed to have something to do w/ Edmonds for whatever reason, was not that he hit Edmonds, but that lost it basking in the warm glow of sitting Big Al down. Also, Baker kind of wrote it off afterwards and I think he needed to say something a bit stronger like 'we can't let our emotions blow games for us'.
Zambrano was doing goofy crap yesterday, after giving up the GWRBI to THE PITCHER. I can understand you are upset but you need to stop the crouching and hitting the dirt w/ your damn glove. If you can't do it yourself, have some Prozac or scotch or whatever and shut the hell up.
Looking at the Zambrano incident, compared w/ the Arod/ Vtek incident, Edmonds got plunked TWICE and didn't bat a freaking eyelash. I detest the Cardinals but have to tip my (Cubs) hat to him for handling it that way. After the second time, he probably could have worked a bat upside of Z's head and didn't. That is smart, effective baseball and will carry St. Louis a LONG way.
blankman wrote:His problem is that he needs to grow up and learn to control his emotions.