I hate our “Andruw Would Have Gotten That” counter.
This counter is crap for more than one reason, but I actually get aggitated every time I see it. At first I thought it was a great idea to have this counter since we thought we’d sorely miss Mr. Jones in the lineup. I can’t say, though, that I’m sorry to see him gone. For starters, Mark Kotsay is fielding amazingly. The counter says three, I say MAYBE one, and more accurately if it was called the “Young-Skinny-Athletic-Andruw Would Have Gotten That” counter. Andruw Jones can hardly carry his 8-month-pregnant belly up a flight of stairs these days, let alone run down some of the stellar hits that Kotsay has gloved. During the first few games, my boys kept yelling over “write one up for the Andruw counter” on impossible plays. Andruw thought he was Superman, and still does, but I’ll guarantee you he wasn’t making those catches either way. The first think we needed to do was be realistic with Kotsay, not sell him short for being less than super human.
Secondly, Kotsay is a much better addition to the batting lineup. Do YOU miss the current Andruw Jones in the lineup? His batting average is worse than Corky Miller’s! The only time a 0.091 is worth $18 million is when it’s an ERA. Kotsay is hitting like crazy right now. Should we trade that in and wish that Andruw was still here?
Finally, welcome to Atlanta, Mark Kotsay. I think my boys were a little too sad to see the big-man with all of his silver cars hit the road to LA. The cocky man fits in better in LA with his attitude and lack of Southern Hospitality. Mark Kotsay is playing fabulously, is a veteran, has lots of skill and ability, and is the absolute best fit for our team. I’m glad he was chosen over Josh Anderson for the spot. Kotsay is our man, I hope to see him stay here.
So good riddance, Mr. Jones. I’m glad to have you here, Mark. Thanks for making us proud.
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