“At times, you’re going to say, ‘Why are you running so much? Why are you getting thrown out trying to take extra bases?’” Roenicke said. “It’s going to happen, but that’s the style I like to play. I’ve seen it win a lot of ballgames over the years. We’re going to be aggressive from third base scoring, we’re going to be aggressive from first to third and, at times, we’re going to get thrown out. But over the course of the season, I guarantee we will score a lot more runs being aggressive.
“Plus, what it does for the players. The players, when you let them be aggressive, they have more confidence. That’s what this game is all about — confidence.”
This is one of the things most uber-sabermetric nerds just don’t get about baseball… the right frame of mind and confidence make players better hitters in the box than Macha’s grey style. I dig this guy so far, can’t wait until free agency heats up and 2011 is on its way.