Reds manager Jerry Narron’s sessions with Josh Hamilton have gone well enough that Narron is convinced that Hamilton will have an impact on the Reds this season.
“It might not happen early,” Narron said. “But, at some point, he’s going to play well for us.”
“At some point, he’s going to play well for us”….does that really mean anything? Would one hit in a PH appearance make this a true statement? Am I the only one that gets tired of hearing players, coaches, management, announcers make statements that don’t mean anything? It’s like they’ve all gone to the “Crash Davis School of Cliches”.
“What I’m going to do is get him as many at-bats as I can at spring training,” Narron said. “I told him to be ready to play every day. We’ll try to get him 80 to 100 at-bats.”
That’s all well and good, but assuming you don’t have SS games ever day, that means there are going to be other players that don’t get their fair share of ABs, so the Reds can protect their $50,000 investment. Someone’s not going to get the ABs they possibly deserve, if Narron holds to this plan.
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.