1st, props to me for good title thread
From today's Enquirer:
Thoughts???Narron is trying to keep the lineup somewhat set.
But he keeps talking about giving it an interesting twist one night when Ryan Freel doesn't start against a right-hander.
"If Freel's not in the lineup against a right-hander, I might even lead off (Scott) Hatteberg," he said. "The only reason you don't is the perception that you've got to have a fast guy at the top. That's only reason why."
Hatteberg is certainly not a burner. But he does the two other things you want out of a leadoff guy - he works the count and gets on base. His career on-base percentage is .360, and he's seen an average of 4.02 pitches per plate appearance in his career.