The Pudge Weight Loss – again

Lynn Henning, who normally does a pretty good job covering the Tigers, wrote a piece in this weekend’s paper that requires a response. Basically the gist of the article is that Henning wants to talk to Pudge about his weight loss, and Rodriguez keeps blowing him off. Henning does a good job of never accusing Pudge of using steroids, but he made sure to mention steroids at the end of the aricle in saying

Separate from any dietary discussions, it’s important for the public — and for baseball players — to remember a couple of things:

2 Comments

  1. Jason R.

    May 31, 2005 at 3:29 pm

    Its a shame Henning would throw that in there at the end. Billfer, you’re all over this one. As far as the slump goes, it seems to me Pudge is hacking at the first pitch a great deal, at least in the games I have watched lately. He may be pressing, he may be fatigued, or he may be injured.

    All we know for certain is that Pudge is a 33-year old catcher, which is kind of like a 33-year old running back.

    I saw someone gripe recently about the Tigs record in one-run games, stating point blank that it shows “they dont know how to win the close ones” and thus stands as the reason they are below .500.

    I then looked at the 2003 club at baseball-reference.com and found the 43-119 Tigers were 19-18 in one-run games that season. So, for all their faults, I guess the one thing that team knew how to do was win the close ones.

  2. Jeff M

    May 31, 2005 at 6:48 pm

    So, for all their faults, I guess the one thing that team knew how to do was win the close ones

    Are you kidding, those were they only games they had a prayer of winning :)

    I’m just playin around though. I agree with everything you two said.