Another error - I was sick of them. Who was this clutz, this guy who was supposed to inherit the position that would be vacated by my favorite player and childhood hero, Barry Larkin? Felipe Lopez came up, couldn't field, couldn't hit...I kept wondering why the Reds would not just give up on him. 15 errors in 50 games? .213 average? I was excited when they signed Rich Aurilia, whom I had like when I rooted for the Giants while living in California. Suddenly, though, this clutz started making plays. He started hitting. And then he was an All-Star.
It remains to be seen if he can have another year like last. My skeptism is based on a profound annoyance with him that I still haven't been able to shake. Still not sure he's worth $2.7 million.
Pray he can have another good season.