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February 23, 2012

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Quote of the Day

by Larry Granillo

From Milwaukee sports anchor Dario Melendez, who is down in Maryvale covering the Brewers today:

Rickie Weeks is a confident man. He knows he can hit. He knows he can run. He knows that he can use those skills to both drive in runs and score runs for the Brewers. He also knows that he can't do that when he's batting in front of lousy hitters like Yuniesky Betancourt and Casey McGehee. He knows that this is a sad situation for both himself and the Brewers.

Rickie Weeks is a smart man.

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jlebeck66

Neither of the lousy hitters mentioned are with the Brewers this year. Not that Alex Gonzalez is anything special.

Feb 23, 2012 13:46 PM
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BP staff member Larry Granillo
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Oh, certainly.

And, honestly, I'm sure he was just saying that hitting higher in the order is better because he'll have a better chance of being moved around the bases from 2-5 hitters rather than 6-9 hitters - which is pretty much true of any lineup in baseball. It's the wisdom that matters (and he just happened to learn that wisdom while batting in front of McGehee and Yuni).

Plus, I just love the whole confidence thing...

Feb 23, 2012 13:56 PM
 
mopup1

But does Rickie know how to stay healthy?

Feb 23, 2012 14:38 PM
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swarmee

The Casey McGehee on the Pirates?

Feb 23, 2012 17:08 PM
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eighteen

If you can't score runs hitting in front of lousy hitters, how do you drive in runs hitting behind lousy hitters?

Feb 24, 2012 10:52 AM
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