Sammy Sofa wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:what was the matter with maddon using the manny comp? He said if he ever laid off the slider low and away, meaning if he ever learned patience. It's obviously never going to happen but what the hell is wrong with making those comments about your player? Javy isn't exactly a guy who wilts under pressure.
I don't think anyone's worried about pressure; I just think it's funny in a, "y'know, that apple would be a really great apple if it was actually an orange," sort of way.
Yeah, it's a strange comparison because of how different they are. I think Joe (maybe?) mostly means he reminds him of Manny because of his bat speed or how the ball jumps off his bat or something -- just something about him and how he plays or swings or hits the ball or whatever.
But that also doesn't fall in with the "laying off sliders" part, because that wouldn't even matter in such a comparison. So I don't know. I've always been confused by it.