Author Topic: Shouldn't someone on the Nats staff have known the interference rules?  (Read 2705 times)

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Offline sayhey

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And what was up with Weiters always being in the way this series.  Twice he was hit with backswings, and once he got in the way of a swing.  I haven't seen any of those things more than once or twice a year at best and 2 of them ended up being pretty critical.

I'd bet that Maddon or someone else on Cubs discovered that Weiters was cheating a few inches to either block bouncing pitches or to nudge closer to throw out baserunners, and ordered Cubs batters to stand back in the box. It worked, more than once in the series, with Weiters failing to adjust. I have no inside knowledge, but this is the kind of thing alert coaches/managers do to help a team, and of which we fans rarely know.