In today’s Enquirer, he’s quoted as saying:
“I felt like I was swinging pretty good,” he said. “I wasn’t getting any breaks. In the at-bat before I got hurt, I hit the ball hard right at the shortstop on a hit-and-run. There’s nothing you can do about that.”
At the time of his injury, he was 0 for his last 15 and 4 for his last 32.
On what planet can that be considered “swinging pretty good”?
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.