Originally Posted by 5TimeWSChamps
Unfortunately the manager was still the same. Still cannot fathom how he thought it was a good idea to bunt with his #2 batter, thus taking the bat out of the best hitter in baseball.
Absolutely fireable offense
Originally Posted by edabbs44
If taking the bat out of Votto's hands is the difference for this team, then they have no business being talked about for the postseason. Just pitch around him 75% of the time and the Reds are cooked I guess.
Controversial? Sure. Questionable? Maybe. But I wonder how everyone would've reacted if BP rolled a pair, as he has been known to do in the past.
People would have complained if Brandon grounded into a double play. No doubt about that. But, that being said, I still don't take the bat out of Joey Votto's hands. Ever.
NOTE: I didn't quote the top quote but it just popped up into this post. Odd.