I think experience is great. But I feel some managers like Narron use it as a crutch. Narron is nowhere near the biggest offender since he actually had the good sense to stop playing Womack after about a week into the season and he played EE about every day before he got injured. But as smart as some of these baseball people think they are, they will go with the scrappy or crafty vet over a younger player because of the experience factor. Even if the veteran has nothing in the tank. They always fall back on the tired cliches about Playing the Game the Right Way and Knowing How To Win. The sportswriters love writing that stuff because the fans eat that stuff up with a spoon. They figure the team has a better chance with the veteran in there than with the kid. The problem is the vet may make the routine plays but may not make the great plays the kid does. John Wooden once said that he didn't care about turnovers because usually the players who made turnovers made the plays too.