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Time to bench Markakis and Roberts


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No, I watched the game. I don't remember the other outs, I usually don't remember outs.

Doesn't matter, it's just reactionary stuff. Markakis is in somewhat of a slump. So what? If you want to give him a day off, fine. Benching him in favor of someone else is stupid.

A guy doesn't get better at the plate by hitting in the tunnel.

Well Arod was just got under two balls.

Markakis looked like a blind man relaying on his hearing to hit the ball tonight.

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Well Arod was just got under two balls.

Markakis looked like a blind man relaying on his hearing to hit the ball tonight.

Well, last night he looked great.

You don't bench the guy. Like I said, if he and DT feel they need a day off, fine. You don't sit him while he watches someone else play and take his ABs.

I don't think he needs a day off. Probably just lost a little focus and might not be seeing the ball well. It happens, you've got to grind through it.

You don't start sitting guys when that happens.

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Well, last night he looked great.

You don't bench the guy. Like I said, if he and DT feel they need a day off, fine. You don't sit him while he watches someone else play and take his ABs.

I don't think he needs a day off. Probably just lost a little focus and might not be seeing the ball well. It happens, you've got to grind through it.

You don't start sitting guys when that happens.

I never said he should be bench, and I never want him bench unless injuried. I was just stating he was awful tonight.

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So, you're on board with benching your stars as a method to get them to break out of slumps?

I'd love it if the Yanks benched A-Rod for 2-3 games every time he went 4-for-25.

Not benching - regularly scheduled time to reflect. Markakis never sits.

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This is the exact reason I'm worried.

No, this is not the reason you're worried. The reason you're worried is because freaking out is just what you do. You do it about every time we lose a game. You overreact to every little piddly thing. If a girl did it, she'd be told she was hysterical or somehow being affected by hormones. But because you're a guy, there's not some cliche thing to hang it on.

The thing you're talking about is not the reason, it's just the latest excuse. There's always a latest excuse. Several times per week there's a latest excuse. Some dumb little thing happens, you wet your britches and start panicky threads about it, demanding some kind of dramatic action. And that gets followed by 6 pages of people trying to reason with you about it. It's like the OH is your own personal group therapy session. Except you never get better, you just keep on doing the exact same thing.

Now, we all know that Nick is gonna get better about his slump pretty soon. We all know that BRob is gonna be BRob and be fine too. But when are you gonna get better at dealing with your thing? Do you think getting benched will help you improve? If so, then go grab yourself some pine. If not, then quit demanding that guys who are actually good at what they do get benched.

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No, this is not the reason you're worried. The reason you're worried is because freaking out is just what you do. You do it about every time we lose a game. You overreact to every little piddly thing. If a girl did it, she'd be told she was hysterical or somehow being affected by hormones. But because you're a guy, there's not some cliche thing to hang it on.

The thing you're talking about is not the reason, it's just the latest excuse. There's always a latest excuse. Several times per week there's a latest excuse. Some dumb little thing happens, you wet your britches and start panicky threads about it, demanding some kind of dramatic action. And that gets followed by 6 pages of people trying to reason with you about it. It's like the OH is your own personal group therapy session. Except you never get better, you just keep on doing the exact same thing.

Now, we all know that Nick is gonna get better about his slump pretty soon. We all know that BRob is gonna be BRob and be fine too. But when are you gonna get better at dealing with your thing? Do you think getting benched will help you improve? If so, then go grab yourself some pine. If not, then quit demanding that guys who are actually good at what they do get benched.

We do? So you've gone over to Doc Brown's house and taken the DeLorean for a spin? There are some things here that just don't look good. We hope they can come out of it, but you don't really know. Markakis is not hitting XBHs and although he is walking, he's striking out a ton. Part of that reason is no protection in the lineup I'm sure but his eye seems to be off as well. Roberts is not getting on base or hitting for average right now and April and May are supposed to be his hottest months.

There's reason for concern here, just because you can't see it or refuse to see it, doesn't mean that those who do are little girls or pants wetting toddlers. Maybe you should be benched for an attitude adjustment to posters whose opinions and ideas clash with your own...

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We do? So you've gone over to Doc Brown's house and taken the DeLorean for a spin? There are some things here that just don't look good. We hope they can come out of it, but you don't really know. Markakis is not hitting XBHs and although he is walking, he's striking out a ton. Part of that reason is no protection in the lineup I'm sure but his eye seems to be off as well. Roberts is not getting on base or hitting for average right now and April and May are supposed to be his hottest months.

There's reason for concern here, just because you can't see it or refuse to see it, doesn't mean that those who do are little girls or pants wetting toddlers. Maybe you should be benched for an attitude adjustment to posters whose opinions and ideas clash with your own...

No there's not.

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