From Rosecran’s blog:
Nothing too exciting with Dusty this morning. He did have another take on OBP, which I know the satheads will love to rail about, but he said a lot of times he thinks the reliance on OBP makes players less aggressive at the plate. He talked about how he’d like to see Joey Votto swing the bat more.
Votto took a called third strike on Wednesday.
“I really, really hate a called third strike on a fastball, it means either you’re guessing or you weren’t read to hit. That’s the only thing it can be.”
Ugh….Dusty, everyone can’t hit like Vladimir Guerrero.
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.