Re: reds vs brewers 9/9/08
I hate Dusty Baker (as manager of the Reds) with a burning passion. Expanded rosters and he's still running out Patterson and Cabrera at the top of the lineup. I'm prone to exaggeration, but suffice it to say that I am less of a fan of the Reds thanks to the idiocy of that man. He's the managerial equivalent of the toddler who can't have small toys for fear of choking on them.
I mean, Cabrera at SS. Really!? Play Keppinger. Play Janish. Play SOMEBODY who might have a role on this team next year.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.