I’ll try to go in chronological order.
- Constructing a lineup that has Lopez batting cleanup, Griffey batting 5th, Milton Bradley batting 6th, and Casey Kotchman batting 7th, against a RHP
- Pinch hitting Mike Sweeney for Jack Wilson in the bottom of the 9th inning with 1 out, the winning run on third base and Matt Tuiasosopo as our only backup infielder
- Allowing Mike Sweeney to swing after the Rangers made the move to bring in submariner Darren O’Day
- Having Franklin Gutierrez bunt with the winning run on 2nd base in the bottom of the 10th
- Calling for an Eric Byrnes suicide squeeze in the bottom of the 10th with the bases loaded and 1 out
Obviously I realize not all the blame can go to Don Wakamatsu – the offense was just terrible all night. But Good Lord, Wak.