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How Did Grant Balfour Convince Joe Maddon To Allow Him To Face David Ortiz?

Posted By Steve Kinsella On May 1, 2014 @ 8:03 PM In Legacy,MLB,watch now | No Comments

Joe Maddon Shows Trust In Grant Balfour

In Game One of today’s Rays and Red Sox game Grant Balfour [1] convinced Joe Maddon [2] to allow him to face David Ortiz [3] with first base open in the ninth inning with the game tying run in Dustin Pedroia [4] at second base. Balfour got Ortiz to ground out to first baseman James Loney [5] to end the game.


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[1] Grant Balfour: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/balfogr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[2] Joe Maddon: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/maddojo99.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[3] David Ortiz: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/o/ortizda01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[4] Dustin Pedroia: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/pedrodu01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[5] James Loney: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/loneyja01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[6] May 1, 2014: https://twitter.com/RaysJoeMaddon/statuses/461974567842750464

[7] #Rays: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Rays&src=hash

[8] May 1, 2014: https://twitter.com/TBTimes_Rays/statuses/461998640832458754

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