Dusty Baker has announced his Opening Day lineup for the Reds:
Corey Patterson CF (I just threw up in my mouth)
Jeff Keppinger SS
Ken Griffey Jr. RF
Brandon Phillips 2B
Adam Dunn LF
Edwin Encarnacion 3B
Scott Hatteberg 1B
Javier Valentin C
Aaron Harang P
Other than Patterson leading off, I don’t have a problem with this lineup. If I were making it out, I’d probably switch some players around, and drop Patterson to the #7 spot in the lineup, but it’s alright.
Corey Patterson serving as the leadoff hitter for my favorite team is an absolute disaster.
For what it’s worth, since the lineup has been announced, I won’t be accepting any further entries on that question for our “MLB 08: The Show” PS3 giveaway. There are three other ways to win a copy, however, so go on over there and submit your entry immediately.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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