Originally Posted by TSJ55
We're getting into semantics here with terminology, but I want to be on record (again) that I don't believe the Reds to have "no heart". Specific ABs maybe, but not as a team, as whole. I've seen them fight and I know better, so my comment could probably have been worded better.
When a player doesn't make a concious decision to do whatever he has to do to put the ball in play in scoring situations and would rather strike out than check his ego, it drives me nuts.
Why does JV get so much praise around here for doing it, yet it's cool for others to approach every pitch like it's 3-1?
I think it's more that Votto is an otherworldly hitter rather than the other players not trying.