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Squeeze Rant

Somebody please explain to me the "squeeze play" as a strategic move (in general).

I for one, have always HATED this play and think it has very limited place in the AL (except as a truly surprise move where the odds of contact are way up).

It's so all-or-nothing and if you don't want to get beat by it, pitchers can protect against it. I have always felt it's a "cute" play you do to surprise teams or to over-manage. It's a frickin' little league parlor trick. I have also always felt Sosh uses it way to much (like he likes to tinker because he can't play anymore).

Tonight, it was so predictable I was literally praying that Sosh would show some restraint and let Aybar swing.

Maybe I'm looking for some statistical justification, because to me, the all-or-nothing success percentages are worse than all the other variable possibilities that would also score a run.

I'll boo the play from now on, even it it works. Just swing like you've got a pair.

 

 

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