Sunday, June 21, 2009


Baseball players are famously superstitious. I would be too if my livelihood depended on a spinning sphere and a cylinder of wood making contact. And then getting past/over eight guys that really don’t want that to happen.

Sometimes the fans are superstitious too.

So here’s something that changed several games ago. Jon Weber was taken out of his leadoff spot in the batting order. He’d been there all year.

I understand, I think, the logic in putting him further down: plenty of power, more likely to have men on base when he comes to bat, Henry Mateo perhaps a step quicker and hitting pretty well.

But, when he was batting first in the order we were winning most of the time.

Just a thought ...


  1. You may be on to something there.

    What a dispiriting series of games. Ugh.

  2. From your mouth to Charlie's ear. I'm tired of hearing "It's about player development;" can't the players develop when they're winning?