Let me repeat this again: David Weathers should never, never, never, never, never, never pitch in a close game EVER AGAIN.
The fact that he came in and promptly gave up the lead on the first batter he faced yesterday…that’s 100% Dusty Baker’s fault. If Baker can’t figure out that Weathers is terrible, then he’s more clueless than I thought.
Between Weathers and Patterson, it’s clear that Dusty, for all his positive traits, is unable to adjust his one-track thinking in the face of a mountain of evidence. I’m tired of crap like this.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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