Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE
Chapman should start, Dusty should cheer up, World Baseball is enjoyable, Bruce is a leader and Votto is healthy.
- Dusty would like a decision on Chapman's role soon - After reading Dusty's statements, it's pretty clear that he is still annoyed by this whole situation. It's good to know he's had an open mind regarding Chapman's role!
- DatDudeBP talks about DatThingWBC - Apparently Brandon Phillips was a bat-boy for the USA in the 1996 Olympics, which helped to form his love for baseball.
Choo is earning the respect of his new teammates - Shin-Soo Choo explains some of the differences between baseball in Korea and the USA.
Bruce: Leading with actions - Jay Bruce is only 25 years old, as this piece makes very clear.
- "Dusty Is Wrong, Chapman Should Start" - You had me at "Dusty Is Wrong." Dave Schoenfield makes the case for Walt Jocketty's decision to make Chapman a starter.
- Healthy Votto = Reds Domination - I'll drink to that.
- USA vs. Dominican Republic, tonight - If you look at the line-ups for these teams, this is more-or-less an All-Star game.