The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. -- Terrance Mann (Field of Dreams)
A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.
Tonight Sliding Billy shows just what he can do. Infield single. Steals 2nd, to 3rd on the catcher's throw. scores on a groundout to 2nd.
Hamilton starting to find his groove at the dish. 3 more hits tonight and 9 runs scored in last 4 games.
The most encouraging stat this year for Billy is that his K rate is down to a career low of 15.9%. Limiting Ks will be pivotal for a guy like Billy who can do so much when the ball is put into play.
They talked about Billy on Fringe Average this week (while also giving Doug a shout out) and Parks seems to be a little down on whether or not Hamilton's bat will play in the bigs.
numbersinthereds.blogspot.com I actually made a post on 10/17/14. I promise.
Simple question without regard to how he would adjust...
But how long do you expect Billy's super-speed to last? At what age does he become just a "fast" runner.