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Photo of the Day: ESPN really misses football

Apr 18, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT

I caught this during last night’s Rangers-Yankees game.  No word if Washington said that he was going to make some adjustments at halftime and recommit to the ground game or whatever the hell it is that “head coaches” say to sidelines reporters.

  1. heyblueyoustink - Apr 18, 2011 at 8:56 AM

    Now Craig, don’t go too far questioning the World Wide Weiner’s…um, Leader’s….sorry…….judgement on how to do sports entertainment….they might just send the “brute squad” after you

  2. drunkenhooliganism - Apr 18, 2011 at 9:00 AM

    sideline reporter: “How does it feel to be in the same dugout the Red Sox sit in when they play the Yankees?”

  3. easports82 - Apr 18, 2011 at 9:11 AM

    This is an extension of the broadcasters having a fireside chat with the managers in-between innings. It’s absolutely worthless. What quality information has ever come from one of these?

    • Vincent - Apr 18, 2011 at 10:18 AM

      I think you mean head coaches.

  4. Jonny 5 - Apr 18, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    ” Are you even wearin’ a shirt under that coat honey?”

    Call me a sicko perv and all, but the picture speaks for itself.

    • BC - Apr 18, 2011 at 9:49 AM

      No argument here.

    • heyblueyoustink - Apr 18, 2011 at 10:04 AM

      sicko, perv, and all…….

    • bigharold - Apr 18, 2011 at 10:22 AM

      Sicko perv and all…

      • Jonny 5 - Apr 18, 2011 at 10:44 AM

        At least I’m man enough to admit it. And Ron Washington is showing us he does not believe the eyes are a window to the soul. Either that or he isn’t interested in her soul one bit. You decide.

      • cur68 - Apr 18, 2011 at 10:53 AM

        When Ines Sainz starts doing these dugout interviews then I’m going to pay me some attention. Ron Washington, too I bet.

  5. bigtrav425 - Apr 18, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    i despise these in between innings/quarters/halftime BS…let the coaches coach and not worry about giving freakin interviews during the damn game!

  6. scatterbrian - Apr 18, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    This network is a joke. Yesterday at noon they were broadcasting women’s college bowling.

  7. paperlions - Apr 18, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    …and the Rangers lose another game late without getting their best reliever in the game.

    • Senor Cardgage - Apr 18, 2011 at 2:47 PM

      You’re gonna bring your closer into a tie game on the road in the eighth inning? That doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.

      • cur68 - Apr 18, 2011 at 3:14 PM

        Pay no attention Senor. ‘lions is trying to bait me. Its all he has against Ron Washington, who’s team is consistently better managed than the Cards. It seems with all the talent on the Cardinal’s staff, they can’t overcome their lousy managerial decisions. RW, of course, is almost ALWAYS bailed out by his talent, as opposed to being actually better at his job than LaRussa (that’s how it reads if you follow paperlion’s logic at any rate). Jealousy is a fickle mistress. Hang in there ‘lions! Looks like your boys are playing better in spite of Tony The Decisionator LaRussa.

      • paperlions - Apr 18, 2011 at 3:58 PM

        I am not trying to bait anyone, just pointing out that Washington (like almost all MLB managers) regularly looses games without ever getting his best reliever on the mound.
        Who cares about the 9th or extra innings if you can’t get there? There were runners on 1st and 2nd with 2 out, the game was on the line, and he brought in a guy with a career 7.59 ERA instead of a guy with a career 2.34 ERA.
        In high leverage situations, you should ALWAYS use your best reliever first, and then go in descending order of goodness….to do otherwise is to inefficiently use your resources.

      • paperlions - Apr 18, 2011 at 3:59 PM

        Senor….does losing a game without ever getting your best player in it so that he can affect the outcome make sense to you? It shouldn’t.

      • cur68 - Apr 18, 2011 at 4:31 PM

        ‘lions, sounds like you’re bucking for a job managing. That’s some innovative ideaing you’ve got there. I’m not unsympathetic to the argument but I warn you, soon as you start constantly bringing your young stud closer out for the final out in the 8th and a complete 9th and expecting him to hold up all season long, you’re gonna be branded ‘paper “Dusty Baker” lions’ if the dude breaks down. IMO closing means throwing hard and relying on 1 or 2 pitches. This means exposing them to more injury if they go an extra 1/3 inning a lot, so injury is more likely.

      • paperlions - Apr 18, 2011 at 5:26 PM

        I meant it as a general rule….of course you can’t pitch him 100 games/year…but Feliz has pitched 2 innings the last 7 days. Plus, Feliz had always been a starter until last year, he can easily go 3 innings from time to time with little/no long-term effect.

      • Senor Cardgage - Apr 18, 2011 at 6:57 PM

        I have no problem with bringing the closer into the game in the eighth inning if the situation is right. A tie game on the road this early in the season is not the right situation.

  8. vgiannotti - Apr 18, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Wendy Nix appears to have lost quite a bit of weight. She’s looking really good these days.

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