Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard
I wasn't alone at those 3 games. Mole and Cyclone went with me, and they both commented on the length of time it took him to get back to the dugout in Philly. I'm not trying to drag those two into this, but I know I'm not alone in the stance that Griffey takes every opportunity to attempt to do his body less harm if he can. If that's the case, then Griffey needs to be a DH in the AL, if he's trying to figure out ways to do less damage to his body between innings. I just find it amusing that no one really talks about other players that seemingly "loaf" here and there, but everyone loves to take shots at Dunn, the best position player on our team. Having lived in Philly since Spring of 2005, I watched that city run Bobby Abreu out of town (who was their best position player at the time) and I've watched them switch gears to try and run Pat Burrell out of town (who is arguably their 2nd best position player, but no worse than their 3rd). I don't want to see Reds fans run Adam Dunn out of town b/c his batting average falls between .230 and .270 and he only gives us 40 HR a year, and 100 RBI a year, and 100 R a year, and 100 BB a year.
I would love to know where I've taken unwarranted shots at Griffey. I thought from 1990 until 2000 Ken Griffey Jr was the end all be all in terms of baseball players for me. I've always thought he was a class act, until he brow-beat the Reds FO into signing Larkin into that ridiculous 3 year 27 Million dollar contract. I would love nothing more than to see Griffey return to be 75+% of what he used to be, but with his age and declining skill set, I think we all have to stomach what he can produce.
Do I want him off the Reds? Only if our return helps to offset his loss.
Do I want to see him play 1 inning in CF in 2007? Absolutely not.
Do I want him to see as many innings as possible when healthy in either LF, RF or 1B? You betcha.
If management is that concerned about Griffey's health, then they should do as much as they humanly can about it, and buy him a 1B's mitt, or ship him off to an AL club to be DH and get the best possible return.
Sometimes I wish Dunn would totally try to change his game. Choke up, lay down bunts, try to go the other way and move runners over and such. That way the absurdity of that idea would become neon-bright.
C'mon Adam, do it, just to show 'em.
0 Value Over Replacement Poster
"Sit over here next to Johnathan (Bench)...sit right here, he's smart."--Sparky Anderson
Adam Dunn is overrated.
Let's move on.
Who's on first?
George Anderson---yes, WLW did have such a clip (the Marty/Lenny Harris pbp clip with "Nobody does it better")--in fact Mike McConnell would play it every opening day on his show--unfortunately, the clip was lost around two years ago...