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Payton on the art of baserunning?!?!?

(link http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060507&content_id=1442446& ;vkey=news_oak&fext=.jsp&c_id=oak)

I guess it's too early for the DLD still, and seeing as I should be working now, I'm not going to try to create one, but I had to comment on this article. When I first read the title I thought it had to be a joke. Payton is a good baserunner? According to what definition of good?

Granted, I'm very bitter about yesterday's loss, and granted, we did win the game on Saturday and Payton did score the winning run, but his baserunning was horrid.

His "stolen base" was dumb luck. He (and all of us) were tremendously lucky that the rays' infield was as spaced out as he was. Against any half-way awake team, he gets thrown out on that play.

Then, on the wierd double play, sure, he hustled back to second, but if had played it differntly, we end up with runners on 1st and 2nd with one out instead of runner on second, 2 outs.

I remind myself that we won that game and that my frustration is about yesterday's game, not saturday's, but it seems ridiculous that there is an article praising his head's up hustle when in reality his "instincts" betrayed him twice in that game.

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