Originally Posted by TSJ55
I'm no doomsday prophet and I'm very aware that the season is young so the trend could very well change but...
The Reds got embarassed at home and started their golf season early last year largely due to their failure to hit in key situations. Granted, I still have that disgusting taste in my mouth and it's probably making me more sensitive to the stat than I might be otherwise. That said, I still cannot make excuses for them.
Leading MLB in Ks with an opportunity to score? Not middle of the road or even bottom of the middle. LEADING THE LEAGUE. It shows a lack of heart, lack of skill, lack of baseball IQ, or some combination thereof. Regardless of PAs or anything else, it's unacceptable. Ever.
First it was inexcuseable and now it is unacceptable.
Unless they are committing a crime or similar civil or moral wrong, I do not think any of us get to use the word "inexcuseable."
If you find their play is "unacceptable" then I guess you choose not to "accept" it. Since you have no power to change the Reds, are you changing what team you root for after 12 games since you no longer accept them?
Also any team that leads the league in Ks with RISP has "...a lack of heart, lack of skill, lack of baseball IQ, or some combination thereof."
I believe that every single team in baseball will have a twelve game stretch (if you cherry pick it) this year where they will lead the league in some negative offensive stat.
Heck, I would not be surprised if both the 75 and 76 Reds led the league in KRISP during some 12 game stretch.
Did they have..."a lack of heart, lack of skill, lack of baseball IQ, or some combination thereof."?
Please stop the hyperbole.