As amused as I am by the whole A-Rod fiasco, I have other baseball thoughts on my mind these days.
It seems that my least favorite manager in baseball, Tony La Russa, apparently would like to think that he's friends with Huey Lewis. Hot Tub Eric sent me this link weeks ago but I'd forgotten to post it.
In the interview, La Russa was asked this question:
If you were coaching a celebrity baseball team with Huey Lewis as a weak-hitting catcher and Michael McDonald as his ace starting pitcher, would you still bat McDonald eighth and Lewis ninth, bucking convention?
La Russa responded:
The idea of hitting a position hitter ninth only works if he is a good batter. The idea is to get him on base, making your third hitter — Albert Pujols — your clean-up hitter. You turn the lineup around that way. Now, if Huey was not a good hitter, I would try to find a better hitter and still bat Michael eighth. But I refuse to believe that Huey wouldn’t be a good hitter.
Wtf? I can't comprehend this. If Huey and La Russa are friends, does this mean that I need to rethink my hatred of La Russa?
Speaking of baseball and Huey, I still can't get enough of this.
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