(Perfect representation of C-Grand's brain fart courtesy of Mike A. & RAB)
Mike from RAB hit the nail so perfectly on the head in his recap of last night's loss to Anaheim that it's not even worth me trying to come up with some of my own:
"Physical mistakes are one thing, but mental mistakes like that bug the crap out of me. It’s just awful. I can’t … I can’t even get my head around the stupidity. I mean, even Eduardo Nunez‘s steal after the leadoff walk was sketchy. Who knows if the Yankees would have won the game had Curtis stayed at first (probably not), but at least give your best homerun hitter a chance to do his thing, don’t take the bat right out of hands. Sheesh. Inexcusable, completely inexcusable.
I mean, not for nothing, but Joe Girardi had a shorter leash on Burnett in Chicago with what, a six or seven run lead? But no, let’s try to squeeze a few more hitters out of him with a fully rested bullpen after the intentional walk in a tie game. /facepalm"
Yep, that pretty much tells the story. Curtis got beat by one of the oldest tricks in the book and Joe botched the call of when to go to the bullpen again. Mo shitting the bed isn't even a story and shouldn't be. This happens twice pretty much every year and this is the 2nd time. But the mental mistakes on the parts of the players and manager are a big deal and incredibly frustrating.