Years ago, when he was managing the last-place New York Mets, Casey Stengel
was approached by an excited scout. "Listen, I just saw a guy who struck out
27 batters. No one even hit the ball until there was two out in the ninth,
and he only hit a foul. Should I sign the pitcher?" "Forget the pitcher,"
Casey replied, "Get the guy who hit the foul! We need hitters ..."