Connie Mack has definitely left the building
Last week I posted to the effect that Terry Francona should not have taken his starter out of the game after pitching 7 innings of 4 hit shutout ball. I took a bit of a reaming in the comments, but that was dumb even though the Angels manager eventually out-dumbed him and the Sox won the game.
Now, in an even dumber example of the same strange self-destructive phenomenon, Tampa manager Joe Maddon pulls his starter after he'd pitched 6 innings of 2 hit shutout ball. This time, since Francona eschewed the suicide squeeze in the inevitable Boston comeback, the Sox win the game to extend the ALCS.
WTF people, Does Connie Mack have to choke a manager up in here?