Baseball Crank
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April 21, 2003
BASEBALL: Marcus Giles of Ham

Mac Thomason predicted, successfully, that the Braves would bench Marcus Giles after he hit a big home run. It's gratifying, on one level, to see the Mets' longstanding tormentors screw up a talented young hitter who would be very useful to them.

Like Bruce Chen or Jeremy Giambi, I continue to suspect that we don't have the whole story about Giles, although whether the rest of the story is a personality or work ethic thing, an off-the-field problem, or just a bad review of his mechanics is something we fans on the outside aren't privy to.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:05 PM | Baseball 2002-03 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

I think Marcus just rubs Bobby the wrong way, just as Ryan Klesko (another California boy) did.

A little background to a running joke: The Braves actually did demote Giles to Richmond two years ago right after a game-winning grand slam off of (sigh) Mike Hampton, in order to make room for John Smoltz coming off the DL. Giles was hitting .308/.357/.538 at the time.

Posted by: Mac Thomason at April 22, 2003 9:37 AM
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