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Friday, August 12, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
It has been a long time since I have posted. Since we last spoke, the Reds went on a tear, won the division, and have remained a competing club despite the idiot in the dugout. I didn't want to jinx what was happening so I stayed away but I can't take it anymore. Something must be said.
PLAYERS SHOULD HIT ACCORDING TO THEIR SKILL, NOT THEIR POSITION!!!
Yeah, that's 3 exclamation points. Dusty believes that a lineup should start with CF-SS, no matter who actually plays there. In previous years, it led me to hardcore drinking thanks to Corey Patterson and Wily Taveras occupying the lead off hole despite their inability to actually get on base. This is also his reasoning for batting Edgar Renteria 2nd despite his OPS+ of 63, a slugging percentage of .285, and 6 extra base-hits in 158 AB's. Ideally, your second batter is a doubles and walk machine who puts runners in scoring position for the heart of the order. Renteria does not do any of that because he is a terrible baseball player. O yeah, he sucks at defense as well. He should be cut, Janish should hold it down until Cozart comes back and can play everyday.
Glad I got that off my chest. I have more, including the greatest example of Dusty incompetence to date. (Yes, bigger than when he ruined Aaron Harang's Reds career.)