Cardinals made fewer mistakes 

October, 28, 2006
10/28/06
12:33
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Let this be a lesson to pitchers and aspiring pitchers around the world:

When the opposing team wants to give you an out, take it.

For Justin Verlander to throw the ball bunted by Jeff Weaver to third base after Joel Zumaya had made the same mistake Tuesday is inexcusable. It's dumb baseball -- as if Verlander wasn't even there three nights ago. All the jokes about pitchers' fielding practices are misguided; PFPs teach pitchers to field routine plays, but they can't make a pitcher make a smart decision.

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