Yes, it is so true., the Atlanta Braves' second baseman who is making about $13 million dollars per year, has been benched by his head coach simply because the man is hitting a cool .207. Pitiful indeed.
When asked about his benching Uggla said, "Well, if it was up to me I certainly wouldn't bench me." When asked about his poor hitting numbers, hitting a super-weak .207, Uggla said almost baboon-like, "Numbers don't mean nothin' to me."
My point is Rogers Hornsby, the mansaid was history's greatest right handed Hitter for combining both power and average., would have absolutely hated a stupid hitter like Dan Uggla.
The hate Hornsby would have felt about a Dan Uggla would have been especially deep and intense for Hornsby due to the fact that Uggla was so stupidly wasting so much of his potentially prodigious talent. Hornsby saw everyone as possessing the talent required of a .400 hitter with power. It just really pissed him off whenever he saw these people fall so short of their potential, usually always the direct result of being ignorant or just plain stupid...like Uggla.
Uggla needs to simply understand and begin utilizing Hornsby's hitting philosophy. Hornsby, along with Ty Cobb, were the first two real scientific hitters. They were very intelligent hitters, totally unlike the Dan Uggla types.
The Golden Rule of Hitting, according to Rogers Hornsby was, "Get a Good Ball To Hit." Of course, Hornsby was also a very impatient and frequently insulting person who nobody liked. He rarely ever took the time to thoroughly explain precisely how HE managed to get a good ball to hit.
One of those rare occasions was when he taught a young 18 year old left-handed hitting phenom named Ted Williams his secrets. Williams always said that the secret Hornsby taught him wase the absolute key to his success. It's so sad that folks like Uggla have to waste so much of their talent by being so stupid.
Oh well, I can't feet too sorry for him because he is making $13 mil, right? Not bad pay for sitting on the pine.