One of the all-time dumbest questions asked to a baseball manager came to Los Angeles Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts Saturday night after they beat the Cincinnati Reds at home, coming up with a 5-4 walkoff win. In Roberts’ post-game press conference, someone started a question with “I think all four of your walkoffs have been at home…”:
Reporter to Dave Roberts: "I think all four of your walk-offs have been at home…." pic.twitter.com/vlIIT2biaH
— Ryan Walton (@RyanWaltonSBN) June 11, 2017
Roberts promptly, and funnily, shut this down with “It’s hard to walk them off on the road.” It is! By definition, a walkoff can only come in the bottom of the inning, so at home. But somehow, the reporter seemed to keep going with it. This didn’t endear him to Twitter:
Even a four year old knows this kind of shit. https://t.co/ljUki52mI8
— Leah Kessel (@leahflame) June 11, 2017
"I think all of your triple plays have come with no outs … "
— Bob Elliott (@bobelliott33334) June 11, 2017
You can observe a lot just by watching!
— Bill Metzger (@B_Metz311) June 11, 2017
— Chuck Wilson (@chuxway) June 11, 2017
Yeah, whoever that was might want to think a little more before asking their next question.
[Ryan Walton on Twitter]