From Lance McAlister’s blog today:
Anyone liken’/lovin’ him enough to consider dealing Adam Dunn and sticking Hopper in LF with Hamilton in CF and Jr in RF and using Freel as the super sub? Or is Hopper the classic Sparky Anderson guy…..”Play a bench player long enough and you will see why he was a bench player”?
So, Lance also is running a poll question:
What would you do with Norris Hopper?
a) Start him, deal Dunn
b) Start him, deal Jr.
c) Keep him as a bench player
40.82% of respondents (no info on the # of votes cast) say “Start him, deal Dunn”.
Only 5.10% say trade Junior and start Hopper.
Anyone that would rather have Norris freakin’ Hopper starting than Adam Dunn needs to have their head examined.
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.