ZONER’S MONDAY MORSELS
Celebrating day 5 of the Drew Gooden era…to the morsels.
In this edition of “Enjoy, Cincinnati!”, Dusty is bringing clogging back.
“I’m big on driving in runs and scoring runs. Guys in the middle should score about close to equal to what they drive in. On-base percentage, that’s fine and dandy. But a lot of times guys get so much into on-base percentage that they cease to swing. It’s becoming a little bit out of control.
“What you do is run the pitcher’s count up, that helps,” Baker said. “You put him in the stretch, that helps. But your job in the middle is to either score them or drive them in. The name of the game is scoring runs. Sometimes, you get so caught up in on-base percentage that you’re clogging up the bases.”
I’ve got to get my Reds/Cubs tickets today. Moving over in the NL Central, Cards’ skipper TLR wanted to sign Barry Bonds to hit behind Albert Pujols. Would that have been the grumpiest 3-4 combo in history?
“When you look at somebody dangerous to hit behind Albert, Barry was the guy I thought of,” La Russa said. For whatever reason, at the general manager or the ownership level, they didn’t agree.” Whatever reason? Is La Russa sipping before the spring training workouts. What will TLR do without a roider this year? Oh wait he still has…never mind.
Speaking of mullets, there may be some glaring omissions, but you’ll likely enjoy “The Top 11 Mullets in Sports“.
I know my pal Tim Ellsworth is heading to Bejing to cover the olympics. Appears they have done a great job of preparing for the games with one exception: restrooms. Not only that, their style of, uh, excreting metabolic waste is a bit different than us. Throwing used TP into the garbage can? What’s wrong with those people?