Originally Posted by westofyou
Been hot here so I was outside listening to the radio more than watching the game this weekend, lost of Jeff and Marty and I think I caught a constant message from them:
What's important in baseball when you have a bat in your hands
- RBI's - The reason god makes money to give to baseball players is spelled R B I and anyone who disagrees is pretty much an idiot... did you know Joey Votto has BLANK RBIs?? Did you know Chris Davis and Cabrea have BLANK more RBIs? Those guys know how to get it done, unlike the sabermetric inclined Votto.
- Sacrifice Bunts - No one can do it, no one does it enough, no one doe sit like the old days, guys just don't appreciate it like they did in the past.
- Sacrifice flies - Good lord man, do your job... make an out to get in a run, don't you know that that is what expected of you?
Using that criteria I'm pretty sure that Marty's favorite ballplayer is in this group.
I love the bunt as well and hate the fact that so many players cannot do it. I am especially lost when an NL pitcher looks completely incompetent.
Big fan of the sac fly here too. Isn't that what's expected? If not, what is?
RBI will take of themselves if everyone does their job.
Color me as foolish as Marty I guess.