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Red Sox third base coach Tim Bogar made a dunder-headed decision last night when he sent 1B Kevin Youkilis home on David Ortiz’ sixth-inning double into the right field corner. I don’t care how he tries to rationalize the decision, the fact of the matter is that there was NO reason to gamble in that situation. I am well aware that it was raining and the ball was wet, but the public explanation that was offered by Bogar—a nd supported by manager Terry Francona— is specious on several accounts. As I said in last night’s article , the decision was reminiscent of numerous calls made by Wendell Kim during his tenure as the Red Sox third base coach. And frankly, I expect Francona to replace him if he makes many more such embarrassingly-erroneous decision. As I said, ...

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