Read the quote below, and think about how strange this sounds if applied to a sport like baseball:
“I have seen skaters forget to change lanes, but I have never seen a coach forget to tell a skater to change,” said Dan Jansen, who won the 1,000-meters gold medal for the United States at Lillehammer in 1994. “I really like [Netherlands Speed Skating coach] Gerard Kemkers, but unfortunately I think this was his mistake.”
Put into baseball terms, that reads something like, “I have seen players make mistakes on the basepaths, but I have never seen a coach make a mistake.” There are of course many different versions of that same analogy. But can you even imagine that sentence being spoken on an MLB postgame show?
Updates: Forgot to include the link. And Geoff Young had probably a better analogy than I did in the comments.