CINCINNATI The subject of the Cincinnati Reds record this season against teams with winning records was broached and manager Dusty Baker reacted as if somebody had stolen his toothpicks and wrist bands.
What the hell, he said with a shake of his head.
Baker was told that the talk emanated mostly from Twitter and Facebook and he said, Social media. Its one of the worst things ever to happen to sports.
The Reds are 11-17 against teams over .500, but 18 of those games have come against their top rivals in the National League Central 3-6 against the St. Louis Cardinals and 4-5 against the Pittsburgh Pirates before Thursday afternoons game against the Pirates.
The subject was appropriate because on Friday the Reds embark on an eight-game western swing through Arizona (39-33, first place), Texas (40-32, second place) and Oakland (43-31, first place).
Fans accuse the Reds of beating up on the weak and kowtowing to the strong.
A losing record against winning teams right now? So? said Bake...