Sunday, July 24, 2005
Yes, Jeromy Burnitz is having a decent season. Yes, he's an above average defender and seems to be smart on the basepaths (most of the time). And he seems to "get it" when it comes to going about the job of playing major league ball.
But this guy has just too many brain cramps to make me want to see him for the rest of the year. Take tonight. Jeff Suppan is a 6 inning pitcher. It's 114 degrees on the field. So, what does Jeromy do to help his team?
In the first, with runners on, Jeromy swings at pitch #2. In the third, he grounds out on pitch #4 -- not too bad. Then, in the sixth, the inning where Suppan generally loses it, Burnitz leads off with a first pitch ground out.
For a guy that seems to know the game, he gets rampant bouts of amnesia. Not a guy to win with.
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