CHICAGO, IL - In the bottom of fourth inning of Monday's Cubs/Reds game Len Kasper and Bob Brenly questioned the tactics of Cub manager Dusty Baker. You will recall that Dusty and his immature players ran Steve Stone and Chip Caray out of town because they felt the Cub announcers were not big enough homers.
Jerry Hairston led the inning off with a double. Neifi Perez came to the plate and turned to sacrifice bunt. Kasper questioned having the hot hitting Perez sacrifice bunt with the tying run at second. Brenly added that Neifi could easily hit a ball to the right side moving Hairston to second. When Perez failed to get the bunt down (he popped it up), Brenly came to his senses and covered Dusty's ass. He blamed Neifi for not getting the bunt done.
There was no word yet from Cub Management on how they will penalize Kasper and Brenly. Since both are new to the booth it is expected that the penalties will be minimal. Brenly may have saved the day by blaming Perez. We will let you know as soon as we hear something official.
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