CINCINNATI If one Cincinnati Reds fan wants to start an argument with another Cincinnati Reds fan, all one need do is say two words: "Drew Stubbs."
And the other fan will say, "Them's fightin' words."
Drew Stubbs is a buzzword in Reds Country and there is little middle ground one is either for him or against him. Yay or nay. Thumbs up or thumbs down.
It was for, yay and thumbs up for Stubbs Tuesday night in Great American Ball Park when his home run on the first pitch thrown by John Axford in the eighth inning broke a tie and lifted the Reds to a 4-3 victory.
Stubbs' detractors say he strikes out too much 205 times in 604 at-bats last year and 62 times in his first 210 at-bats this year.
His supporters cite cheetah-speed and his defensive prowess as reason to keep him in the lineup.
Stubbs is fresh off the disabled list, his first-ever occupation of the DL, a strained left oblique putting him there.
Before returning to Cincinnati, Stubbs played three games on rehab for the...