Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser....Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed...the very idea of losing is hateful to an American.
Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
Last Sunday both Choo and Frazier were given the day off.
The Sunday before that, Dusty was trying to win the Cardinals' series so he went for it.
The Sunday before that, Dusty was trying to win the Pirates' series so he went for it, but Phillips missed the game because of the HBP.
Those were two important series, similar to the playoffs, so Dusty put his best roster out there.
Two Sundays before that, Izturis got the start at SS and batted 2nd.
April had some "Sunday" lineups. One had Corky Miller starting and another had Hanahan and Izturis starting.
With Ludwick going down day one, Heisey became the full-time starter, so every game Heisey didn't start was also a bench player starting on Sunday. That occurred 3 of 4 Sundays in April while Heisey was still the Starter.
So, for half of the season, Dusty has put out "Sunday" lineups. It's still the day he prefers to give his bench players' starts along with the traveling days during the week.
When I say Sunday special I mean when they use all the backups, like Bob Boone would do. I don't think you can call it a Sunday special if most of the regulars play. Ymmv
"But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."
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