There are many, many reasons why I despise the Intentional Walk. It’s anti-competitive. It’s often terrible strategy. It’s basically taking advantage of a loophole in the rules -- I’m not a fan of loopholes in general. Etc. But in Game 6 of the World Series, when the Cardinals intentionally walked David Ortiz three times (twice to their own huge disadvantage) I came up with another reason why I despise the Intentional Walk.