There are a lot of things you have to remember when you are a major league manager. Such as remembering which arm to point with when you want to bring in a reliever.
Except, when walking to the mound, he first pointed with his left hand, the signal to bring in the lefty. Thompson corrected himself immediately, but it was too late. The umpires said he had to bring in the lefty.
"It's a lesson learned that if you make any motion with either hand, that's it," Thompson said. "I didn't realize that.''
The Red Sox went on to rally and win the game, making the mistake a lot harder to swallow for Mariners fans.
Thompson is managing the team in place of