Hey, Thanks a Lot, Coach! (With Clarification. Updated Wednesday, 8/11.)

by Dave B. in


On Sunday, Orleans had just scored in the top of the tenth to take a 5-4 lead over Brewster in the deciding Game 3 of their Eastern division semifinal. Brewster comes up to bat in a last-ditch effort to save their season. Two singles put runners on the corners with only one out. All of a sudden, there is hope for the home team. The batter works the count to 2-2. On the next pitch, the batter grounds one toward the second baseman who starts a 4-6-3 doubleplay. There is jubilation on the Orleans side. On the Brewster side, there is a little bit of shock at such a sudden ending to the season.  Hours after the game, a Brewster broadcaster tweets a message that says  "According to Myers, Walla missed a squeeze sign before hitting into that game-ending double play." 

I'm just wonderin'...  Was it really necessary for Brewster coach Tom Myers to throw that out there? I'm sure that made Cohl Walla feel a lot better about the ending. If I'm Walla, I'm thinking "Thanks coach! Really appreciate that."