Ten Thoughts that Never Enter Sam’s Mind (but probably should)
Hey, maybe I can use this reliever for more than one inning.
Corey Patterson is on third with two outs and Melvin Mora is a decent bunter. Suicide squeeze?
J.R. House can’t be worse than Alberto Castillo.
I put Baez, Bradford and Walker in last night, maybe I’ll go with some different guys tonight.
Jay Gibbons is at best a one-dimensional player who should just be happy I’m letting him DH.
Patterson’s speed doesn’t do me much good when he hits between Kevin Millar and Paul Bako.
Adam Loewen’s young, I bet he could go more than five innings.
Maybe I should encourage my leadoff guy to take a few more pitches.
Do I use the phrase “battled back” too much?
If I’m going to put Freddie Bynum in to pinch run, it might be a good idea to send him.