Posted at 8:30 AM on July 15, 2005
by David Zingler
After all of the pulling of hair, gnashing of teeth and endless discussion, Bret Boone did exactly what we have come to expect from a player hitting .231 (entering the game) – he went of 0-4. Yawn.
His uninspiring performance however, didn’t stop FSN from airing a documentary style look at his life following their post-game coverage. I could only take about the first 10 minutes; did anyone tolerate the whole thing?
is aaron aval? triple yawn.
This scares me:
In his first turn in the infield, Boone discovered the webbing in his glove was broken when another player threw him the ball.
"It went through my glove and my whole glove was broken," he says. "It was something I didn't even know. We got it fixed."
Now, there's no secret Boone is having a bad year. So what exactly as he done to be allowed to say where he'll bat in the lineup.
You know the #3 spot in the order is usually reserved for a team's best hitter.
I am with you, Boone batting 3rd is ridiculous! I think they should try Stewart there and move Ford or Punto or even Jacque Jones to leadoff...........Boone should be hitting 7th or 8th............
I have to say, while I think one game is not nearly enough to judge Boone as a Twin, or to evaluate this trade in any way... having him bat 3rd!?!? That's a really stupid idea.
The best solution for Boone is maybe in the 7 hole, but I love the idea of Mauer batting #2... but realistically the Twins would be best served to go with:
Morneau (for now, maybe benched vs. leftys)
Jones (LeCroy against leftys)
Ford (Jones against leftys)
The problem with batting Boone seventh or eighth is that, well, he's supposed to have the potential to be a difference-maker. When was the last time a number seven hitter had a huge impact on a pennant race?
when is the last time a "difference maker" was designated for assignment by a last place team and traded for basically nothing?
The last time a difference-maker batted 7th and contributed to a pennant drive was probably 1995 -- Jim Thome.