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Dusty Baker Logic

August 9, 2011

Reason number 1379 to fire Dusty the Magnificent:

Dave Sappelt was out of the lineup Monday after playing well in his debut. Fred Lewis led off and played left field.”Fred Lewis is 7-for-9 off (starter Jason Hammel),” Baker said. “Plus, he throws a lot of breaking balls. We want to Sappelt give a day to learn our field. It takes a lot of energy to come and get settled.”    (John Fay, Cincinnati Enquirer)

Seriously?

Dave Sappelt needs a day to “learn our field”  and to “get settled”?  What happened to that logic on Sunday when after arriving in Chicago at 11 a.m. Sappelt was inserted into the line-up for the 1:20 p.m. start?

C’mon!  Do you think we are a bunch of morons?  Just say what you really wanted to DTM:

“I thought Freddie’s ego got hurt by the promotion and prompt insertion of Dave Sappelt into the line-up on Sunday.  I needed to make things better, so I massaged his feet with coconut oil, told him everything was going to be okay, Johnny B. has your back, and off he went into the lead-off spot.”

Lewis was 0-2, dropping his average against Jason “I’m not Cole” Hammel to .636 (7 for 11).  Sappelt got one hit in two at-bats upon pinch hitting for Lewis.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Dan G. permalink
    August 16, 2011 10:56 am

    I feel your pain and a perfect example of this is Bronson Arroyo! Why is he still playing give him the rest of the season off to get completely healthy and let some of the young guns gain some experience. BTW I love Marty’s bluntness.

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