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Brett Carroll is not good at deception

Brett Carroll tried to let the cat out of the bag.

When the Marlins ordered the suicide squeeze twice during Matt Treanor's at-bat in Saturday's sixth inning, it was hard to say who was more surprised: the Pirates or Brett Carroll, the runner on third for the Marlins.

Treanor fouled off the first bunt attempt on Evan Meek's first pitch of the at-bat.

''When we first put it on, I knew it was on,'' Carroll recalled. 'I thought, `All right, we didn't get it down, so that's that.' ''

But once the count worked its way to 2-1, Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez ordered the suicide squeeze a second time.

Marlins third base coach Bo Porter, after receiving the signal from the dugout, got Carroll's attention and whispered, ``squeeze again.''

'And in my adrenaline and stupidity, I said `Squeeze?' '' Carroll recounted. 'I said it back to [Porter], and he says `Shhhh! Don't repeat it!' I just got caught off guard, and I repeated it, which you're not supposed to do.''

It didn't matter. Treanor got the bunt down, driving in Carroll in the Marlins' 7-3 win.

You think?  

With Carroll's speed and the perfect bunt Treanor laid down, Brett could have shouted it out to everyone and it wouldn't have made a difference.  But still, it's kind of important to keep the signs a secret.  

Nevertheless, when I heard this, I just laughed.  It is all a part of having a young club that is still learning on the fly.