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gf2020
06-05-2005, 02:14 AM
From: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/gammons/story?id=2076327

While the leadoff hitter is the leadoff hitter only once a game, the leadoff position is vitally important. Going into Saturday, the top three run-scoring teams were Boston, Texas and Baltimore, who had, respectively, .400, .350 (.427 with David Dellucci (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5823) in the one hole) and .439 on-base percentages in the leadoff spot. Milwaukee, Arizona, Seattle and the White Sox have been offensive surprises, partly thanks to, again respectively, Brady Clark (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=6583) (.403), Craig Counsell (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5547) (.429), Ichiro Suzuki (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=6615) and Tadahito Iguchi (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=7510) (.380) getting on base at the top of the order.

Someone should tell Scott that he's been batting in the wrong spot the entire season!

soxfan26
06-05-2005, 07:17 AM
Someone should tell Scott that he's been batting in the wrong spot the entire season!

:boston

"Scott who?"

DumpJerry
06-05-2005, 10:29 AM
Come on, we have not played the Red Sox yet. How would he know anything about us?

Fredsox
06-05-2005, 10:38 AM
Wow. That's really embarrassing for Gammons. Drawing narrow conclusions is one thing but to be so clearly wrong on his statements (over-sight or otherwise) is something that should not happen. This guy needs an editor and a fact-checker.

Spicoli
06-05-2005, 10:59 AM
Podsednik has an OBP .369. So in order to make his point ring more true, Gammons had to go with the guy who has the higher OBP--this is "expert analysis" after all. That is shaddy, to say the least. Dishonest and, as has been handily made clear here, flatly wrong.

mccoydp
06-05-2005, 11:34 AM
Typical Gammons. IMO, the guy has no cred left, along with the other ESPN goons.

TornLabrum
06-05-2005, 11:39 AM
That is shaddy....

Shoddy + shabby = shaddy? I kind of like that!!!! :D:

Palehose13
06-05-2005, 02:53 PM
getting on base at the top of the order.


Just for ****s and giggles...Iguchi does hit at the top of the order. I didn't read this as him saying that Iguchi was the lead off man.

Madvora
06-06-2005, 04:58 PM
This guy needs an editor and a fact-checker.
The fact that he needs those guys just shows it should be the editors and fact checkers writing the articles and making their opnions known on TV, not this guy.

Tekijawa
06-06-2005, 05:07 PM
Just for ****s and giggles...Iguchi does hit at the top of the order. I didn't read this as him saying that Iguchi was the lead off man.

I was going to say the same thing, especially since POd's OBP, which is the basis of his whole article, is slightly lower that Tadahito's.

BaseballTonyght
06-06-2005, 05:16 PM
Just for ****s and giggles...Iguchi does hit at the top of the order. I didn't read this as him saying that Iguchi was the lead off man.

I read it the same way. I hate the right coast media bias as much as the next Sox fan, but the paranoia is palpable.

DaleJRFan
06-06-2005, 05:33 PM
Just for ****s and giggles...Iguchi does hit at the top of the order. I didn't read this as him saying that Iguchi was the lead off man.

I hate defending Gammons, but...

I agree that he is simply pointing out the importance of the top-end of the lineup getting on base for the 3,4,5 guys. Pods has a better OBP than Gooch anyway... Why not mention Pods???? Maybe because Gammons thrashed KW stating something to the effect of "Scott Podsednik was a flash in the pan. He will never be able to duplicate 2003." Glad ol' Scotty is proving him dead wrong.