CINCINNATI It was little more than a week ago, seven or eight days away from the trade deadline, when Cincinnati Reds fans wanted Drew Stubbs out of sight and out of mind trade him for a sack of sweat socks, a moldy rosin bag and a sticky pine tar rag.
Stubbs was so close to the Mendoza Line (below .200) that if he twitched his toes he'd be on it. And he was striking out at warp speed.
Then came a six-game trip the past week to Houston and Colorado, a six-game sweep of the trip and the leader of the pack was Drew Stubbs.
He had 10 hits in the six games, three home runs, drove in 10 runs and scored two runs in each of the last two games.
And when they wrung it all out, Stubbs was co-National League Player of the Week. Fans who wanted him quartered and frozen and deep-sixed are eerily quiet this week.
What changed? What major adjustments did he make? What swami did he consult?
"I haven't done a single thing differently," he said. "That' the thing in this game. You have a lot o...