Originally Posted by Nugget
Just so you can get the full quote of load here is the context of Dusty's speech - it was talking about not having Bruce batting leadoff not third.
Baker wrote Bruce's name into the lineup's second spot for the series opener vs. the Pirates. The club's other center fielders, Corey Patterson and Ryan Freel, often batted leadoff. On Tuesday, Jerry Hairston Jr. batted leadoff. Bruce often batted in the third spot during his Minor League career.
"I didn't want to put that pressure on him to lead off," Baker said. "The third spot right now belongs to Junior. The fourth spot belongs to [Brandon] Phillips. The fifth spot belongs to [Adam] Dunn. Junior has 20 years of batting third. Just bide your time and learn everything. It will work out sooner or later."
So much for pressure, Bruce bats third tonight.
He must be scared.. maybe he can shrug it off to someone else, it's obvious he didn't want it before by your summations.