From the Post and Lonnie Wheeler:
“People just keep throwing stats in your face – like, this guy has a better on-base percentage,” said Womack in the Reds’ spring training clubhouse, where he dresses between Menechino and Jacob Cruz on Roster Spot Row. “Who cares about on-base percentage? It’s a matter of where you go at the end of the year. I haven’t been home after the end of the year in five out of the last seven years, and I don’t plan on going this year.
“I don’t play for those people. I play for me, and I play to help my team win and go to the postseason and become champions.”
Has anyone EVER read anything more moronic in their life? I honestly don’t think I can deal with putting up with this guy’s comments all year.
Yep, he was one of the main reasons the Yankees went to the post season last year.
Let’s start a fund to pay Womack’s salary if the Reds will release him now.
Then Wheeler comes up with one of his own:
The Reds last year scored runs in greater number than any other National League team; but it didn’t follow that they, therefore, possessed the league’s best offense. They were a big-bang team that could be too easily subdued on days when the balls weren’t clearing the walls. The runs they scored were not win-effective.
So, scoring the most runs doesn’t make you the best offense? I understand what he’s trying to say about inconsistency, but I thought even that idea had been proven wrong.