Saturday, March 24, 2007

Pay No Attention to the (0-for-19) Man behind the Curtain

Tony Jackson of the Daily News wrote that Grady Little is "unconcerned" about Andre Ethier's latest streak of 19 hitless at bats, which includes seven strikeouts.

"We know what this kid can do," Little said. "He will have his ups and downs, just like any other player. He is a good hitter."

Believe it or not, I'm not going to comment on how Little's tendency to stick with someone through thick and thin. In Ethier's case, we can be patient. But if we've learned from his performance last year, Ethier is nothing if not streaky--so he might as well get those bad streaks out of his system in Vero Beach.


Anonymous said...

I wonder how much of that has to do with attempts on Andre's part to "become the power hitter" the Dodgers need, which he talked about in an interview recently. Wouldn't surprise me. Neither would his hiding injury.