Someone named Larry Dobrow writes for CBS Sportsline. Prior to the season, Dobrow evidently made some predictions, one of which was this: “Jerry Narron will instill the sense of discipline the Reds have lacked since the Piniella era.”
He’s now going back and taking a look at some of his predictions and admitting that he was off on some of them:
Total nonstarter, that. Brandon Phillips turns a potential inside-the-park homer into a triple by failing to run hard from the get-go and gets a nice pat on the head from his skipper. Edwin Encarnacion doesn’t bother to run out a ground ball and gets yanked from the game. Ken Griffey Jr. lollygags to first base after skying a pop-up to center and makes his usual trot out to the outfield the next inning. Selective discipline, in baseball as in parenting, can only breed massive discontent.
Probably a little unfair to Narron, but it’s something that many in our game threads have complained about, certainly.