From today's LA Times:
You're the Angels, it's the last weekend of the season, and you're leading Oakland by a run in the eighth inning of a game to determine the American League West championship. Whom do you want playing first base? Howie Kendrick, Robb Quinlan or ... Darin Erstad?
Well, considering that the first baseman will have no control over the game tying home run that Scot Shields is inevitably going to surrender, and subsequently the Angels offense will need to produce another run to win, I'd rather have Quinlan at first base with Kendrick at second. I'd prefer to see Erstad rooting from the bench.
I'm no fan of polls, but this one calls for a poll.
In that situation, who do you want at first base?
Darin Erstad (32 votes)
Howie Kendrick (14 votes)
Robb Quinlan (21 votes)
Casey Kotchman (12 votes)
Dallas McPherson (4 votes)
83 total votes