Think the Angels are going to try and run like crazy against the Yankees in their upcoming ALCS? Well…they’d be stupid not to…right?
Of course, the best way to put the breaks on an opponent’s running game is to keep runners from reaching base. To that end, the Yanks will have to be very careful not to issue many free passes the Halos in these games. (I know…that’s a tough assignment for guys like A.J. Burnett, David Robertson and Brian Bruney.) And, the Yankees should do their best to avoid allowing batters to reach via an error…while they’re at it.
Hey, since the Yankees “M.O.” at home is more of a power game than a speed game, why not think about loosening up the dirt around the bases at the Stadium, throwing some sand in there, and giving it a good watering down before the game starts? Hey, there’s no rules against that…last time I checked.
It’s either that or slap a number “20″ on the back of Jose Molina and see if you can sneak him on to the field when Jorge Posada is supposed to be catching (and then have Posada bat when his turn comes up in the line-up). Yeah, just kidding on that one…mostly because you really can’t try and pass off a Panda as a Posada…