If Corey Patterson isn’t gone by Tuesday (or at least gone from the starting lineup for good), I quit. This is ludicrous. He’s the worst leadoff hitter in the major leagues, and if Dusty Baker thinks he’s a good leadoff hitter, then Baker is irretrievably clueless.

I’m sick of this nonsense.

(And I actually wrote this post before today’s game in which Patterson made nine outs; I had planned to post it after the game. Yep, three full innings of outs.)

14 Responses

  1. mhopp

    I agree, I’m not going to listen to any more Reds game and will have no part of a team that continues to purposely screw up. I know the team lost this game together but CP has to go. I actually think Crusty Baker needs to go but I know they won’t do that. I think management is the problem here. He sucks and I hate him…don’t know what else to say

  2. GregD

    Bruce better be here on Tuesday. Patterson better be at most a bench player the rest of the year.

    Note to Dusty: no more double switching out Dunn.

  3. Kurt Frost

    Patterson has to go and I’m almost convinced that Baker has to go also. He is just not a good manager.

  4. Alex

    Busty won’t go at least until halfway through next year. We signed him to a ridiculous 3 year deal. Belisle/Fogg + Pattersuck better be gone by Tuesday.

  5. GregD

    Well, I thought the Reds had to beat the Padres 3 of 4 to be seriously considered having a chance to climb back in this thing. They didn’t and they don’t.

    Let’s start thinking about next year.

  6. Andrew

    We need at least 90 wins to make the playoffs is my guess.

    That’s .604 baseball for the next 111 games.

    Yeah, we might be done. Let’s unload the dead weight.

  7. Y-City Jim

    Baker refuses to be objective, which dooms him to being a horrible manager.

    Patterson needs to be released. He is the worst player on the team so no one else should go at his expense.

  8. Y-City Jim

    On a non-baseball note, this PBS show on Truman (based on the David McCullough book) is astounding. The most unlikely president ever.

  9. dan

    I agree completely…The worst thing about the Patterson situation is that it just shows how stubborn (and ignorant) Dusty Baker is. Reds nation has been calling for the release of Corey Patterson, yet he continues to roll him out there. Patterson is what 19 for 125 since April 10th? But he still plays. How could anyone watching the games continue to start him, much less bat him lead-off? I think that signals bigger Crusty problems to come.

    Once again my decision to buy the month to month MLB.tv subscription pays off…I save money because I can cancel it June 1st. Way to go Redlegs!

  10. AnnapolisRed

    I totally agree with you guys. I will still watch because I can’t help myself but it is absurd what is going on. Dusty Baker may be a worse manager than Bob Boone.

  11. AnnapolisRed

    My guess is there is a better chance that Patterson is leading off on Tuesday than he’s released.

  12. Y-City Jim

    It isn’t like Patterson has been unlucky. Nothing off his bat even resembles the possibility of a hit.

  13. Why Dusty? Part 4 « Major League Jerk

    […] Why Dusty? Part 4 Posted on May 26, 2008 by NickP Corey Patterson hit lead off yesterday for the Reds. Again. For the 28th game. He responded just how you’d expect him to, going 0-8 with 3 strikeouts. He also had another waste of an at-bat with a sacrifice bunt. In total, he made 9 of the Reds 54 outs. Niner. Three innings worth of outs. Corey is now hitting .201/.242/.354 in 144 team killing at-bats. Corey isn’t the focus of today’s Why Dusty? Therefore, I’ll let Chris from Redleg Nation sum up the thoughts of Reds fans everywhere in re: Corey Patterson. If Corey Patterson isn’t gone by Tuesday (or at least gone from the starting lineup for good), I quit. This is ludicrous. He’s the worst leadoff hitter in the major leagues, and if Dusty Baker thinks he’s a good leadoff hitter, then Baker is irretrievably clueless. […]

  14. AnnapolisRed

    Agreed. He rarely even hits the ball on the ground where his speed could be a factor. He must lead the world in pop-ups.