“I’ve never been at a place where you’ve been judged after 92, 94 or 96 at-bats,” he said. “If that’s what was done here, well, then I saw something new. But, you know, for me to come back now and swing the bat well, if anything, it’s good for my own psyche.”
Can we please get rid of this guy now?
I’m so tired of Aurilia. Can he even conceive of the fact that he’s simply not as good a player as Felipe Lopez?
And that’s not based on 90-some odd at-bats; it’s based on the last few years, and the fact that Lopez is a decade and a half younger than he.
Rich Aurilia needs to hold Dave Miley’s hand on their way out the door.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
You can email Chad at firstname.lastname@example.org.