Let's not say things we can't take back


In a Sun Times article yesterday, The Glass Ego said "If I can play the rest of the season healthy, 100 percent, I can steal 30 bases." Look Sori, you can't. I'm sorry that I have to be the bearer of bad news, but you can't. For one, you aren't going to be healthy the rest of the year. I understand that the injury was serious enough that you had to go on the D.L., but that doesn't mean that 2 weeks will heal it. You were supposedly "healthy" most of last year, yet you stole only 18 bags. In fact, you only stole over 30 bases once in the past four years. Yes, I know, in 2005 you stole exactly 30. But that was in a full season without a DL stint. To be honest, I don't know that I want you trying to steal bases. In case you haven't noticed, this team has been hitting (except for that weekend in Washington). In fact, D-Lee is hitting .375 with runners on base. So maybe if you have to lead off, you can just be content to get on base.
But you are not the only person making stupid comments. Your manager, Sweet Lou, said in that same Sun Times article that you can put runs on board with one swing of the bat. I agree that you can, but not if Lou puts you back in the 1 hole. Lou may be a little dilusional, possibly because he was angry at himself for not getting tossed from last night's game. Thankfully for all of us, Lou hasn't gone to a pitcher hitting 8th philosophy like Ned Yost or Tony LaRussa, so you are going to be relying mostly on Felix Pie getting a hit or the pitcher getting a hit if you are going to put plural runs on the board. You had 390 AB's with the bases empty last year. Lou may have grand visions of you plating Mike Fontenot late the game with a big fly (despite hitting only 4 HR's in 85 AB's when the game was close and late), but I think he needs to get out of his dilusional and move you down in the order, where you will be protected.

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