The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.
Memo to Dusty:"The key is if you get a good pitch to hit, whack it. As a hitter, if you get a good pitch to hit and you hit it hard, you've done your job. ... If you do that seven out of 10 times, you've got to a good chance of getting four or five hits."
That "good pitch to hit" is called a strike. Strikes do not result in walks.
p.s. stop giving Fay extra opportunities to look bad.
How do we know he's not Mel Torme?
What's scary is that if by "hit it hard", Dusty means "hit a line drive", then his math is pretty good. Unfortunately, even the very best hitters only hit line drives 25% of the time -- not 70%.
The other thing I question is the differentiation between a strike and "a good pitch to hit". Dunn's primary weakness is that his range of "good pitches to hit" isn't all that big. Watching a strike and watching a good pitch to hit are two different things.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
"Things aren't going too well," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "This is the third streak we've been on like this. We've got to win that game (today)."
The Reds have scored a total of nine runs over their last five games.
"We've made a lot of people look good lately," Baker said.
It definitely doesn't have to be a strike and at the same time be a good ball to hit. That's up to the umpire a lot of times. A lot of balls are hit into the holes and a lot aren't, so the point is true. If you hit the ball enough times eventually you'll get one that counts.
Hide your power alleys; Hide your wife
How about this ?
What we were told on January 20, 2006
Dear Cincinnati Reds Fans,
We are proud to be the new owners
We know what a winning team can do for a city's pride.
It is with a sense of both responsibility and respect
that we pledge to Reds fans:
We will bring championship baseball to Cincinnati.
We will work hard to be a championship team again.
We will build one of the most respected organizations in baseball.
As partners in other successful baseball organizations we know how it's done.
We will build a winning management team by putting the right people in the right positions with the right resources to win.
We will foster a winning attitude and culture.
You buy the tickets.
You watch the games.
You support us financially and emotionally.
Without you, the Reds cannot be great.
We will work tirelessly to bring a winner home to you.
Yeah, soon as I eat this orange, second Tuesday of next week.
Last edited by Spring~Fields; 07-30-2008 at 03:29 PM.
Dusty loves walks...as long as they don't occur at the top of the order.