Originally Posted by Foulke You
I think a lot of the angst is centered around his terrible decisions and instincts as a baseball player this year. He has made 9 terrible outs on the basepaths (so far) which is inexcusable for an MLB player. He gets picked off, takes off running when he shouldn't, etc. This mistakes are exasperating to anyone watching a team like ours that is starved for runs. He also has been sub-par in the outfield this season.
Yeah, but that's not his fault. It's Ventura's. With the proper coaching and managing, just about everyone is an All Star. This team is at least 15 games better with a decent manager. Every parent should keep that in mind when junior wants to be a star player in a selected sport. Make sure you pay up for really good coaching. He or she will be can't miss and it will more than pay off in the end.