New York Yankees Coach Rob Thomson Needs To Go

July 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments
Article Source: Bleacher Report - New York Yankees

By Larry Barnes | Yankees ‘n More  and The Yankees Daily-Press
Though he certainly wasn’t alone on the list of Yankees employees who screwed up big time during Sunday afternoon’s 7-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays, third-base coach Rob Thomson was on top of the mountain.

For AT LEAST the fourth time this season, Thomson made the decision to send a runner to the plate only to have the runner, Nick Swisher in this case, turn into the first out of an inning. Unforgivable.

In fact, it’s unforgivable if it happens ONCE. If you send a runner from third with nobody out in an inning, he better score. No excuses. None of the crap about, ‘they made a perfect throw.’ … If you send a runner from third with nobody out, it better not be close. If a “perfect throw” has even a CHANCE to get him, you don’t send him. Period. The end!

Thomson’s eventful afternoon did not stop there. He had two additional runners thrown out at home plate, as well. The latter two were not as ridiculous as the first, but three runners thrown out at home in one game is a little more than outrageous.

You simply don’t take those risks when you’re already set up for a big inning. You don’t let the other team off the hook. While the Yankees have certainly blown their share of such golden scoring chances, at least then it’s on the players.

More importantly, there is a right way and a wrong way to play (or in this case coach) this game. Thomson is making a habit of choosing the wrong way.

Enough is enough.

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