There are a lot of people with a lot of opinions on baseball these days. But the only opinions that really matter come from baseball people.
Bobby Abreu talked about batting slumps and losing streaks a few weeks ago:
“Everybody is going to struggle at some point in the season. The important thing is to work through it and stay together as a team.”
Roger Clemens addressed a second-inning error in yesterday’s game:
“Robbie (Cano) is playing his tail off, but that’s going to happen. You can’t worry about it. I need to take a deep breath and execute a pitch to get us out of it. I’m just disappointed that I couldn’t do it.”
Joe Torre discussed Kyle Farnsworth’s struggles:
“There’s a good arm there; he knows how to pitch. We just need to get him more comfortable. I still believe Farnsworth is going to be a contributor to this.”
There are plenty of people that think they know more about hitting than Abreu and more about pitching than Clemens and Farnsworth combined and everyone thinks they know more about managing this team than Torre.
I’m not one of those people.
I believe that the truth comes from those who play the game and not those who talk about it.
I’ll stick with the words of Abreu and Clemens and Torre.