From today’s Enquirer:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Everybody preaches on base percentage, which is great,Ã¢â‚¬Â Baker said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“But I was talking to (Detroit manager) Jim Leyland about this the other day. YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got to have someone to drive them in. The name of the game is touch home plate the most.Ã¢â‚¬Â
It makes me absolutely insane that he just refuses to understand that the highest correlation for scoring runs is having a high OBP. But if Jim Leyland said it…well, that’s that.
Then he says:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ludwick has been very productive at driving in runs,Ã¢â‚¬Â Baker said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Which had been one of our downfalls this year, especially RBIs with two outs.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Except, as Fay points out, “Ludwick (.167) and Frazier (.176) have similar batting averages with runners in scoring position and two outs. HeiseyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been the best of the bunch (.259).”
Moral of the Story: Dusty makes my head hurt.