And weíd all better shut up (me included) for now about bringing up Homer Bailey. He got beat up for the second straight time Friday night, walking six in five innings.
Our man who covers the Dayton Dragons, Marc Katz, visited Louisville recently and he asked Homer one question: ďHave you learned anything down here.Ē
Homerís answer was, ďNo,Ē and he walked away. End of interview. And thatís why Homer is still in Louisville and may remain there for a long time - or be traded.
Another story. I got this from two scouts and another impeccable source who saw it. On the day before a pitcher starts, he sits in the stands and charts the pitches of his teamís pitcher that night. It was Homerís turn to chart that night, but he was reading a hunting magazine most of the time and paying little attention to what was going on on the field.
Another scout who has watched him said his fastball is down three to four miles an hour and he canít throw it by anybody - in TRIPLE A! ďI saw him two starts ago and he acted as if he didnít care,Ē said the scout.