GOODYEAR Chris Heisey is the People's Choice,' the man most Cincinnati Reds fans want to see populating left field.
When he split time last year with Jonny Gomes and a few others, fans screamed, "Why isn't Heisey playing every day? He hit 18 home runs and drove in 50 in only 279 at-bats."
It looked as if Heisey might be the main man this season, but late in the winter the Reds signed free agent outfielder Ryan Ludwick.
If anybody thought there was weeping and teeth-grinding emanating from Mechanicsburg, Pa., where Heisey was hibernating for the winter, they thought wrong.
"I was the opposite, man. I was excited," said the 27-year-old 17th-round draft pick in 2006. "We get a guy with some experience and has helped teams win. I want to win. I'll gladly trade 100 less at-bats in order to win. Not that I feel that's necessary, but I would gladly do it."
Why is that, other than Heisey has Team Player' stamped on his forehead?
"Just the difference between 2010 and last year and the...