Thursday, June 25, 2009

Berkman: On Coop's back, while having Coop's back (kind of)

After the decision not to have Pudge bunt in the 9th inning of Tuesday's one-run loss, Berkman had some things to say:

If I was managing the team, I would have tried to bunt in that situation just because they had their closer (Joakim Soria), and it’s going to be tough to get anything done. I don’t think people should be outraged and think that it’s indefensible that we didn’t bunt. That’s the beauty of baseball; there’s no right answer. Heck, if (Rodriguez) singles and I go first-to-third, Coop’s a genius.”

I don't know. I do agree with Berkman, but I think it's more telling that Berkman came out and said something. We hear about "veterans" who don't like Coop's management style, or his communication, or his tactics (which is just about everything), but those veterans don't say anything publicly - right or wrong. Berkman just did.

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