Melvin Mora: how many times?

June 13, 2009 |

Once again he did it. Melvin Mora has managed to make a horrible base running decision. In the 7th inning with no outs, and the tying run just crossing the plate, Melvin Mora decided to go against one of baseball’s oldest rules.

NEVER make the first or third out at third base.

The part that kills me is that he was out by about 20 feet.

It’s ridiculous and it happens week after week. Mora may have the lowest baseball IQ I have ever seen in watching 30+ years of baseball.

Can anyone name someone worse?

I thought I had seen Mora’s worst a few years ago when he was thrown out at home as the last out in the 9th inning trying to score on a sac fly in a 3-1 game, but he just keeps me amazed with what he will do next.

Hopefully this is the last year I have to see this since his contract involves a club buyout next year. If not, my blood pressure may not be able to handle it.