I recall Tony LaRussa once saying that a manager doesn't really win games for a team, but that a good third base coach could bring in 2 to 3 wins a year for a team. Based on what I could see, Ron Washington, while not calling for the bunt did tip off both Hernandez and Eric Chavez (who scored from third) to watch out for the third baseman, Mueller, who was playing back:
Washington told Hernandez before the at-bat to watch where Mueller was standing and if the opportunity presented itself to take a chance.A bases loaded, two-out bunt. Who'da thunk it? (I mean, besides Danny Kaye.)
``He just saw Billy move back a couple steps, and it was on,'' Chavez said.