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I(heart)Freel
06-30-2009, 09:38 AM
Interesting article I thought I'd share. Sure to elicit a comment or two.

PS What are Vegas odds on Willy starting tonight?

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/209263-cincinnati-reds-batting-lead-off-1980s-style

westofyou
06-30-2009, 09:54 AM
Interesting article I thought I'd share. Sure to elicit a comment or two.

PS What are Vegas odds on Willy starting tonight?

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/209263-cincinnati-reds-batting-lead-off-1980s-style

90's style is more like it when concerning Dusty, this is just the Marvin Bernard and Daryl Hamilton redux

Homer Bailey
06-30-2009, 10:07 AM
Pretty weak article. Unfairly lumps Dickerson into the group of futile leadoff hitters despite OPSing over .800 as a leadoff hitter, and almost .800 overall.

westofyou
06-30-2009, 10:14 AM
Pretty weak article. Unfairly lumps Dickerson into the group of futile leadoff hitters despite OPSing over .800 as a leadoff hitter, and almost .800 overall.
Yeah.. it was weak.. but he did mention the 80's (as if that was the only era that approached the game that way)

Big Klu
06-30-2009, 10:24 AM
I loved the style of baseball in the 1970's and 80's. It was a much more balanced game, which I prefer. After the 1994 strike, MLB decided to juice up the offense (pun intended) to bring fans back, because "chicks dig the long ball".