Bailey’s nine starts with the Reds were a humbling experience, as was his spring. And he’s beginning the new season back in Louisville.
“We lose track of how hard this game is,” Bailey said yesterday. “There’s a reason there are only a select few up there and there’s even a more select few that excel. It’s not something that’s going to be learned overnight.”…
Bailey will be the Bats’ opening-day pitcher. It’s not something he expected, but he’s learning not to rush his ascent to the major leagues.
“I have probably (less) patience than anybody,” he said. “When I’m not doing as well as I can, I do have to sit back and say, ‘Take a look at the big picture. Take a step back and slow down and get everything under control.’ “
Does that sound like a kid with an attitude problem?
Listen, Homer is just 21 years old. He’s still a kid. I have a great feeling that he is going to go to Louisville, straighten out the control issues, and be right back in Cincinnati very soon.