I like it.
I like it.
For once, there should be absolutely no complaining about the lineup or batting order.
23 Years and Counting...
Did Dusty make out this lineup?
99-63 WS champs (Cards take 2nd WC, Mil 3rd, Pit 4th, Chi 5th)
Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
Bailey CYA winner
Hamilton ROY & GG
Climbing down from the bridge, but keeping the torch lit until Dusty's fate is settled
I think this is how Dusty finesses a guy out of the lineup.
He gets "a couple days off to clear his head" and then "we still highly value Stubbs and he's be a Red for a long time" and then "Heisey is playing well, we can't bench him" and then "Stubbs needs some ABs and we can't give them to him right now" as he gets on the bus for Louisville.
I won't be surprised to see Bruce suffer the same disappearing act if he doesn't turn things around soon.
Pay attention to the open sky
The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.
They won't send Bruce down, he's too big a part in the clubhouse. Plus, his defense is GG caliber. He may not stay an everyday starter if Dickerson comes up and hits well, but he'll be on the 25 man.
"I saw Wedding Crashers accidentally. I bought a ticket for Grizzly Man and went into the wrong theater. After an hour, I figured I was in the wrong theater, but I kept waiting. Thatís the thing about bear attacks. They come when you least expect it."-Dwight K. Schrute
On a more serious note, I hope the Reds light the scoreboard up. This is probably one of the better lineups we've seen all year, and if the team hits then Dusty will be much more likely to keep running this same lineup out there for a bit. I love the fact that the top four goes Phillips-Heisey-Votto-Rolen. It's common sense goodness.
Barry Larkin - HOF, 2012
Put an end to the Lost Decade.
Against the southpaw, Dusty might want Stubbs to join Cairo and Hernandez as righty PH possibilities for the #9 slot or simply for a defensive replacement to try to help hold a late lead.
There's a reason I started the gt today... I feel good about this one.
I've got a Cubs fan work buddy who made the trip to Chicago for this series. What say we get his weekend off to a really bad start?
"I can make all the stadiums rock."
Seriously who made that lineup? I like it.