Sunday, June 29, 2014

Napoli On Tanaka Pitch Selection: What An Idiot

Mike Napoli took a two-strike, two-out fastball from Masahiro Tanaka into the right-field seats at The Concrete Bunker On 161st Street. It ended up winning the game. Tanaka had struck out Napoli twice earlier on spilt-fingers in the dirt. Even if he walked Napoli, the 'immortal' Stephen Drew was waiting on deck. So, how did Napoli assess Tanaka's pitching intelligence? "What an idiot", the big first-baseman was overheard calling the Yankee rookie as he entered the Sox dugout. Napoli later qualified the comment, but can you really argue with his view?