Today’s Globe Magazine has a neat article about Dale Sveum, the third base coach for the Red Sox, and the particular stresses of his line of work.
Like all coaches, Sveum insists that if he never had anyone thrown out, he wouldn’t be taking enough risks. Players would resent him for limiting their RBIs, and the team would lose games. “People need to remember that getting a base hit with two outs is the single hardest thing to do in sports,” he says.
Wax, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the bit about Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink. Heh. Just kidding. 😉