Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Delino DeShields pulled from Hooks game

Hooks manager Keith Bodie pulled Delino DeShields from last night's game at Minute Maid Park in the 4th inning for not running out a pop up.

Bodie:
I did not remove him from the game. He removed himself. We have rules. When you hit the ball in fair territory, you got to run the ball out. He didn’t run a ball out. He made a mistake. He’s going to learn from it. He’s going to be better from it. But, no, he’s not injured.

DeShields was nonplussed:
It was just a pop up in the infield, man on first base. I just didn’t run the ball out. That’s all. I didn’t think it was that big of a deal, but to him it was and he pulled me, so that’s all I got to say.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Was that an apology? 1oldpro

The General said...

That was not an apology.

Anonymous said...

Wait, Bodie pulled him for not running out an infield fly with a runner on first?

Why would anyone run that out? Infield fly rule...something doesn't make sense.

James Hurst said...

Infield fly rule applies when runners are on 1st and 2nd with less than two outs. Not the case here.

hooksfan said...

I'm surprised it took this long to deal with DeShields. He has been criticized in the past for his lack of hustle. In one of the games against the NW Arkansas Naturals a ball was towards The gap between DeShields and Heras and it seemed like it took forever for DeShields to field and throw in the ball. The lack of hustle allowed for the runner on 1st to score and he didn't kick his speed in till he got past 2nd. That run ended up being the margin of victory. My wife even criticized his lack of speed fielding the ball. In the last three home games against the Missions DeShields wasn't in the lineup.

Vbpepper said...

Actually first or first and second with less than two outs. Further, why "run it out" if the runner on first hasn't left base due to popup. Are you supposed to run past him? That sounds ludicrous.

Vbpepper said...

Sorry. Meant to say first, second and third.

Terence said...

Actually, if the runner at first hasn't left, this is when you need to run. If you don't get down the line, and the runner stays at first, the fielder can "drop" the ball and turn a quick easy DP.

A batter/runner can run through first base and not "pass" a runner standing on the second base side of first.

There is lack of hustle and then there is just being lazy. A guy with Deshields athleticism can jog 50% and still make it to first before an IF is caught. He's not in trouble for failure to sprint, he got in trouble for failure to try.

Anonymous said...

"to render utterly perplexed; puzzle completely." That's the definition of nonplussed per dictionary.com. A great resource site for writers.

Anonymous said...

2. NORTH AMERICAN informal
(of a person) not disconcerted; unperturbed.

That the secondary definition, and more common usage, per a Google search. A great source for trolls with nothing better to do than make snarky criticisms.

The General said...

Run everything out no matter what.