Originally Posted by Red in Chicago
Honestly, no real logical reason. If he came up as a Red years ago, I'm sure I would have been a fan. However, he came up with the M's and I don't like slap hitters when they play for other ball clubs. Slap hitters make you feel like they're getting cheap hits and who doesn't get annoyed by that.
While he may have had the power to boost his slugging percentage in the past, the fact is that he didn't.
Baseball Reference lists Willie McGee and Kenny Lofton as two recent players that match up closely to him. Obviously, I didn't like them either.
That said, you'll also notice Ken Griffey Sr. matched up closely and I loved him. Difference being, Griffey started out as a Red. Much easier for me to appreciate that style of play if he's one of our own.
All because a player is good, doesn't mean you have to like them or their game.
I wish Stubbs had been a .300 hitting slap hitter.
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread