Monday, March 15, 2004
The Difference Between A DH And A Dog
|vs. lefties||vs. all|
|2001||Blue Jays||Buck Martinez||119||.202||.233||.286||522||.274||.326||.444||.228|
|2000||Blue Jays||Jim Fregosi||93||.226||.279||.430||482||.295||.340||.558||.193|
And there ends the splits data on mlb.com. I liked Brad as a player, but I have to wonder whether he didn't say the same things about Alou, who also benched Brad versus lefties. When he played for Toronto, his large numbers of LH at-bats dragged down his average and certainly his slugging percentage. In any case, his outburst would explain why management released him shortly after he injured himself. What's funny, though, is that Scioscia used him exactly for his strengths, and Fullmer proceeded to set career records for OBP and average, not to mention picking up a championship ring. And for this, Fullmer is angry? It reminds me of the old Mark Twain quote, "If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man."