Poor Reds' fans having to live with stuff like this (from the team's official website):
On Saturday: "Majewski is throwing the ball well too," opined Baker, who said the common mispronunciation of the right-hander's name as Ma-joo-ski rather than Muh-jesky. "He's in better shape than I heard he was last year. Things are stronger."
On Wednesday: Majewski allows six runs in 1/3 of an inning.
On his ideal leadoff hitter: "I'm big on driving in runs and scoring runs," Baker said. "Guys in the middle should score about close to equal to what they drive in. On-base percentage, that's fine and dandy. But a lot of times guys get so much into on-base percentage that they cease to swing. It's becoming a little bit out of control."
Yeah wouldn't want those leadoff hitters getting on base too much, and taking a few walks is pretty much the same as "ceasing" to swing.
On a positive note, at least Baker seems open to the idea of Joey Votto as his first baseman. Probably because Scott Hatteberg's OBP would be too high.