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Joe Po: The Royals Inning

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"Getz came up and it seems to me he had several opportunities to help the Royals win the game. He obviously could get the hit that would score the run. Or he could put the ball in play and hope for a defensive miscue -- he’s got some speed so it was not impossible. Or he could stay up at the plate, fight off a bunch of pitches, maybe spur Benoit into throwing a wild pitch -- Benoit has thrown two this year. Point is, what the Royals really needed there was a gritty and dogged at-bat, something Chris Getz should be able to provide since he is a gritty and dogged player. Instead, he started looking around the infield. "He might be looking to lay down a bunt here," the Royals announcer said excitedly. Oh no. First pitch, he turned like he was going to try a drag bunt. Oh no. He drag bunted toward first base, where Prince Fielder easily scooped it up and tagged him out. OH. NO. "What a good idea," the Royals announcer said, at which point I was screaming -- SCREAMING -- at the television. Good idea? Yeah, like Michael Bolton remaking "(Sittin’ on the) Dock of the Bay" was a good idea. LIke making "Grown Ups 2" was a good idea. The Royals had a runner on first with three outs and they GAVE AWAY TWO OF THEM. I realize that Getz wasn’t trying to give away an out, but he did -- you telling me his chances of beating out a bunt there (and there isn’t exactly the element of surprise if the Royals announcer saw it coming first) was as good as is chances of punching a ball through the defense? And on the first pitch. He didn’t even give the at-bat a chance to develop, didn’t put any pressure on Benoit at all. It was awful to watch."

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