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Perfect Example Of Tejada Losing a Game!


Eli Eon

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The inning should have been over period. The fact he blew that totally piece of cake DP ball was just like sticking a pin in the balloon of the morale of the team. You could see it on Daniel Cabera's face. I know from playing baseball at lower levels that when your fielders let you down it is frustrating beyond belief, especially when you are playing a team that is more talented to begin with, you simply cannot give them extra outs. The Orioles thanks to Tejada, beat themselves this game defensively. His blunder has also caused extra innings out of the bullpen, which will cause repercussions down the road in the next series against Boston. I personally have seen enough of his shoddy play at shortstop. Those who disagree with me must not mind it, but I sure do.:mad:

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Look, theoretically, if Tejada had not made that error there is a good chance Seattle wouldn't have scored all those runs. Who knows, maybe Roberts muffs the toss or makes a wild throw. Maybe the DP gets beaten out who knows.

You're assuming that the DP gets made, and that's fine. But in baseball, it's more than just theory. Guys are supposed to pick each other up. When Tejada, your star player who is responsible for your being in countless games makes an error, you hope others (ahem Walker) can pick him up and get another out. Errors happen, pitchers have bad outings, bats collectively go cold. You don't win or lose as an individual, you do it as a team.

The point is, regardless of whether Tejada makes that play or not, to blame ALL the runs from scoring on him strictly based on the fact that we may have been out of the innings unscathed if he had made it is ridiculous.

You win as a team and you lose as a team and I'm sick of Tejada being a convenient scapegoat by some on here simply because he is our big money player.

No, its not. Tejada is squarely to blame for botching that easy DP ball. He ought to be kicking himself because if they lose this game it is squarely on his incompetent defense once again, and it has grown old.

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The inning should have been over period. The fact he blew that totally piece of cake DP ball was just like sticking a pin in the balloon of the morale of the team. You could see it on Daniel Cabera's face. I know from playing baseball at lower levels that when your fielders let you down it is frustrating beyond belief, especially when you are playing a team that is more talented to begin with, you simply cannot give them extra outs. The Orioles thanks to Tejada, beat themselves this game defensively. His blunder has also caused extra innings out of the bullpen, which will cause repercussions down the road in the next series against Boston. I personally have seen enough of his shoddy play at shortstop. Those who disagree with me must not mind it, but I sure do.:mad:

And I bet Miguel Tejada is frustrated beyond belief when D-Cab issues free passes like they're going out of style.

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No, its not. Tejada is squarely to blame for botching that easy DP ball. He ought to be kicking himself because if they lose this game it is squarely on his incompetent defense once again, and it has grown old.

Dude, WITHOUT TEJADA THEY AREN'T IN THE GAME TO BEGIN WITH! Even if your "theory" was right (which it isn't), without Tejada we're down 5 less runs and Seattle has 5 less runs. So they're still up by the same amount.

Unless you only want to criticize him for his error and not give him credit for his offense tonight, but I wouldn't think YOU would do something silly like that.:rolleyes:

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And I bet Miguel Tejada is frustrated beyond belief when D-Cab issues free passes like they're going out of style.

That is not the point. Tejada is a supposed superstar who cannot even turn routine double plays. It is disgraceful to watch him try to impersonate a major league shortstop at times! Daniel Cabrera is a struggling pitcher trying to establish himself. Big difference there.

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That is not the point. Tejada is a supposed superstar who cannot even turn routine double plays. It is disgraceful to watch him try to impersonate a major league shortstop at times! Daniel Cabrera is a struggling pitcher trying to establish himself. Big difference there.

My head hurts.

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Dude, WITHOUT TEJADA THEY AREN'T IN THE GAME TO BEGIN WITH! Even if your "theory" was right (which it isn't), without Tejada we're down 5 less runs and Seattle has 5 less runs. So they're still up by the same amount.

Unless you only want to criticize him for his error and not give him credit for his offense tonight, but I wouldn't think YOU would do something silly like that.:rolleyes:

That error led to five runs and it was an extremely easy play that I would guess even a minor league shortstop would make 99/100 times. It is just inexcusable to watch him blunder plays like that! The opposition took full advantage of it as that is what good teams do. If this was the only time he did it all season it would be one thing, but I will try to start keeping track of it because I believe he would probably lead the league in this type of thing (botching double play balls that lead to big innings by the opponent).

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I definately do think Tejada's defense is somewhat of a liability, but definately not to the extent you're making it out to be. It's Tejada's job to make that play, but DCab's and Walker's and the rest of the defense's job to get the outs too. A lot of people argue that Tejada's defense isn't poor, when it definately is, but you are completely blowing it out of proportion. Somewhere in the middle is an accurate opinion of Tejada's defensive abilities.

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Keep telling yourself Wedge, that I am a fool and Tejada's defense is fine. Along with Santa Claus is real and so is the Easter Bunny!

:P

What do you think of Jeter's defense at SS?

Jeter > Tejada or Tejada > Jeter

This answer will tell me all I need to know.

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