Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg
It appears that Jerry Hairston is getting a ton of mileage out of his "hot" start.
The gap between his career OPS (.685) and his hot start (.796) will soon close and hopefully as it closes, Dusty will recognize that and cease to trot his really bad glove out to such a critical defensive position (SS).
No, do a search look up Chicago, Patterson, Dusty Baker, and you will see this is a rerun back as far as 2004. Baker always wanted Patterson to be that dream leadoff man and when that failed Hairston became the man, the manager is persevering if nothing else. This has all been played out before, with the exception of Jay Bruce.