Wednesday, July 11, 2007

And your American League All Star Team MVP is...

Tony Larussa

His managerial blunder at the All Sar Game was reminiscent of Grady Little's failure to yank Pedro during the 2003 ALCS.

After talking all week about how badly he wanted to win this game, he let Putz and K-Rod get away with their poor performances.

Bottom of the ninth two outs the National League is down by one run and has men on first and second. The next two batters are Orlando Hudson, and Aaron Rowand. Also, in a strategic decision Tony Larussa decided to hold Albert Pujols (one of the best hitters in the game) back as a reserve infielder in case the game went to extra innings.

Why doesn't Tony Larussa pinch hit Albert Pujols for either Hudson, or Rowand? Pujols is obviously the best of the three hitters. As it turned out K-Rod walked Hudson and induced a flyout to right from Rowand and the AL won its tenth All Star Game in a row.