Bucs win so I'm going to complain about something that's irrelevant. I would be happy if Brown never used "Clear the deck cannon ball commin" again. It either doesn't have the staying power he thinks it does, or he's just run it into the ground. Then again if I'm tired of it, that means the Bucs have hit a lot of big homers. I don't know what to believe anymore
Last night with the bases loaded Hurdle sent up Snider to pinch hit for Barmes and Snider hit the game-winning slam. I'm a little worried at the implications of Hurdle making a strategic move that actually worked. Either it's a sign of the apocalypse, or Hurdle will now imagine himself to be a tactical genius like LaRussa. This bears monitoring.
The really smart move would have been to send up Snider for Sanchez the hitter before- Sweum had pulled Russell for Camp so he couldn't have brought in a lefty even if he had one left that didn't stink. Sanchez is to righties as Jones is to lefties. However things worked out so you can't really say Hurdle made a mess of things.