They're All Outta There!
I love manager ejections. I love it when the manager gets up in the ump’s grill and lets him have it. With that said, it seems to me that Grady Little has the tamest ejections in the history of baseball (click on the appropriate linky for a video of the ejection).
More on baseball meltdowns later.
A serious cause of concern came in the bottom on the ninth in Sunday’s 5-4 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It’s something far worse than the Dodger’s bipolar hitting. Lights out closer Takashi Saito with one on, one out and a 2-2 to Jose Bautista tweaked his hammy. I was having an email discussion with a couple friends of mine (one Giants fan, one Cubs fan). “Holy fuck,” I wrote, “Saito just got injured.”
Fortunately it doesn’t look like a major injury, and Bob’s Big Boy is more than capable of taking over the closing role for a short while. Hopefully the Dodgers can muster up enough runs in the final game of the series against the Pirates to prevent a save situation.