This down-to-the-wire stuff is nothing new to the
Florida Marlins, who advanced in the playoffs with two
victories decided on the final play. Clark Spencer of
the Miami Herald writes that they've been doing this
all year and cites examples of some of their more
scintillating late-inning work.
What is this obsession some managers have with
bringing a horde of pitchers to the postseason? While
the tail end of their number rot away in the bullpen
with nothing to do, the manager's ability to maneuver
is greatly reduced. Bill Madden of the New York Daily
News believes this very thinking cost Felipe Alou a
shot at tying up the NLDS against Florida.
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