What is it about Brandon Inge?
We love him. We hate him but we cannot ignore him. I wrote a column on Inge for today’s Detroit News and I immediately knew it would create a fire storm. It was the most read story the past 24 hours on Detnews.com and people are chirping all over the city.
Former Tigers pitcher Denny McLain blasted Inge saying he should be grateful to be on a more competitive team rather than complain about losing his third base job to Miguel Cabrera. McLain is right. Inge does not deserve to complain about this. I understand he is a competitor and wants to right for his job. But he comes up way short in the argument.
Inge batted .193 last season while Cabrera batted .344 with 30 home runs and 105 runs batted in. There is no comparison between the two. Inge’s defense does not make up for 150 points in batting.
Every time Inge speaks people react. And every time we react the aura of Inge grows. He is the most publicized guy with a below .250 batting average in the history of baseball. Sorry pitchers do not count. So what is it?
I would love to hear from you about why people react so much to Inge. Many people are saying they want to see him go away but I was listening to the radio over the weekend and there are still people defending him and looking for ways to get him more playing time.
There is just something about Brandon Inge. What is it?
Help me please.