May 17, 2008

Poor, Misguided Fools

The Reds faced Fausto Carmona today, and Slyde on Red Reporter commented on what the Reds’ hitting approach needs to be.

[Carmona] has nearly TWICE AS MANY WALKS AS STRIKEOUTS. I yelled that…because the Reds have to, have to, have to be patient today.

Really? You think that that’s what will be going through the minds of a Dusty Baker-led team? Wow. It’s so sad. Reds fans were most definitely not paying attention during Baker’s disastrous managerial stint in Chicago.

Let’s consult the box score: Carmona had 4 strikeouts, so given his historical trends, you would think he’d walk 8. However, Dusty Baker, hitting genius that he is, tells all his batters to swing, swing, swing. So I’m going with zero walks.

I love being right. :)

3 comments to “Poor, Misguided Fools”

  1. Red Hot Mama says:

    My, my…aren’t we sassy, Zeldink. Are you sure you don’t have anything to add about bunting?

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    Or gold-lame thongs?

  3. Zeldink says:

    Reading it again, it does come off harsher than I meant.

    I think Baker should trademark his signature move: having a slugger who has no business bunting attempt to bunt and then hit a walk-off home run. It has happened twice already this year.