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This is a toughie. On one hand, the decision was made in a regular season game. It didn't guarantee a loss; it just helped the Giants on their way.

On the other hand, it was one of the most bizarre decisions I've ever witnessed from a manager.

On that first hand, it really isn't that big of a deal. Plus, folks have already been discussing it at length here.

On the other hand, it was one of the most bizarre decisions I've ever witnessed from a manager. I have to just write a quick something about it, even if there isn't an original thought to be found.

Why, why, why, why would you walk a hitter intentionally, just to take your most effective reliever out of the game? Why would you think the pitcher who blew Guerrero away in the previous game, and retired him in the current game, would be unqualified to pitch to a struggling rookie? Why would you put an extra baserunner on when a double play isn't needed?

"If it weren't for my horse, I wouldn't have spent that year in college."

If you don't know that quote, I apologize, but I don't know how else to adequately express how I feel about the move. I have to borrow someone else's incredulity. I don't expect a whole bunch of comments on this one, because I'm really not adding to the discussion. But I'm tired of staring at a blinking cursor, trying to convey anything Giants-related with that move is still fresh in my mind.

"If it weren't for my horse, I wouldn't have spent that year in college."

"If I walk the guy here with two outs, and take out Accardo, I'll have a better chance to get out of the inning unscathed."

"If it weren't for my horse, I wouldn't have spent that year in college."

"If I walk the guy here with two outs, and take out Accardo, I'll have a better chance to get out of the inning unscathed."

I'm struggling to concentrate on the increased role of Kevin Frandsen, or perhaps one of the many trade ideas that have been kicking around. Maybe a preview of the Oakland series. I'm looking for a theme for the post of the day, and I can't get over....

"If I walk the guy here with two outs, and take out Accardo, I'll have a better chance to get out of the inning unscathed."

Again, not a big deal. This didn't cost the Giants more than one single game, and that's pure speculation. It's just the principle of the thing, and it's sticking in my head.

I apologize. Regularly scheduled programming will return tomorrow.