Having said that, I was just a smidge surprised when the Royals, during the bottom of the 8th inning of Tuesday's game, ahead 5-1, inserted a pinch runner for Mike Jacobs after he hit a double. The reason for my surprise was this: Greinke was on the hill. You're not comfortable with a four run lead with Greinke on the mound? Really? Remember, his ERA is still sub one. Remember, his only loss of the season came in a 1-0 duel. Remember, he hasn't surrendered any home runs this season.
It wasn't that I was upset they were trying to add on, but like I said, a little caught off guard. Actually, though, since the Royals don't have the most potent offense, they're probably always in manufacture mode as far as runs are concerned.
Update re: crying in baseball. Rod and Mario were just describing how Willie Horton and Todd Jones were crying in the clubhouse when the Tigers clinched a playoff berth in 2006 in Kansas City. But see, those were tears of joy. That's a whole different thing, you know.