The local media and Reds fans have been all over Austin Kearns for his struggles. (And yes, Kearns has struggled mightily, but this is about a double standard by the media and the Reds management.)
And yet, the “Mayor” has a lower OPS (.795-.716), less runs scored (15-13), less HR (5-1), less RBI (18-15), and less walks (12-11). Casey has more hits (41-26), doubles (10-7), total bases (54-48), and OBP (.335 – .333) but with 38 more ABs.
And let’s not forget that Casey’s chasing the ML record for grounding into DPs. (But at least he doesn’t strike out.)
Kearns has hit in the 4,5,6,&7 holes…yet Casey’s big, slow butt is cemented in the #3 hole, no matter how pathetic he is.
Is there a worse #3 hitter in baseball right now?
Does Sean Casey have pictures of Dave Miley with a Shetland Pony? What other possible explanation could there be?
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.