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I thought this was a horrendous idea from the start but he is doing even worse than I imagine. The Twins actually intentionally walked Hardy twice in the two games Thome played in to get to him. I don't get why Buck didn't pinch hit Pearce with the bases loaded against a lefty today.
I think I want to see him hit well somewhere outside of Cleveland. Funny that he got such a positive reaction the first couple days in Cleveland and then by today, after he has performed well against them I heard they were booing him.
I do think it will be hard to assign a W value to his leadership.