Wednesday, September 20, 2006

So Easy to Win Over, So Quick to Criticize

I started rooting for Oliver Perez the first time I saw him skip over the first base line as he came off the mound. I'm a sucker for any guy who radiates a sense of having fun, maybe even caring about what's happening on the field. And while I concede that he's looked shaky at times, tonight was a game he deserved to win. Too bad he ran into the D-Train (can't wait for the Marlins to let him go) and poor defense. (When will Willie stop sticking Milledge in left? Remember the Boston series? At what point does being embarrassed in left start to take its toll? I like Milledge a lot, but left isn't his domain. Save the experiments for the spring and/or Norfolk.)

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