Paraphrasing, he tweeted, "For the fans who want to hit on us, that's fine. But if you're off the bandwagon, please stay off."
Good for you, Nate!
We will see who jumped off the bandwagon by the responses in this thread.
Russian, did you have a chance to see the way Sanchez led the pre-game meeting in the outfield?*
(I'm being facetious. Forgive me for taking a teency bit of a shot at you there, bro)
Personally speaking, I've got more of an issue with either:
1.) Sanchez recruiting kids who are evidently so talented they refuse to listen to coaching when Sanchez is making in-game approach adjustments. Such as last night, when Sanchez-I'm sure-tried to have them stop laying off the high fastball and putting the ball in the air in a jumbo-sized home run sarcophagus named TD Ameritrade Park. They were feeding right into UCLA's pitching approach, and it worked wonders. They have to be more receptive to coaching.
2.) Sanchez may be so ignorant he never made the kids adjust. If so, its another brick in the GTFO here Great Wall Of Javy that I've been building for some time.
But in summation, there's absolutely no faulting the players, unless you buy into the theory that an extremely talented group refused to listen to coaching. If the staff told them to force the pitcher back down into the zone, then that's on them, and they're deserving of objective criticism for it.
If-as you seem to intimate-that the player's aren't the ones who are at issue here...Then it seems to me that whomever came up with our approach at the plate-and whomever was responsible for adjustments (if there were any) -would need to face some tough questions and scrutiny.
Which do you think it is, Russian?