In Anthony’s Opening Diatribe this morning, he talked about why he still does not understand Schwarber leading off, even if it seems to be working…
“Phillies. Four in a row. Gotta like it. It is all you wanted. I don’t care if it’s the Nationals and Tigers. We said you have to start winning, and now it is 4 in a row. A good performance yesterday. This is what it is. Dodgers coming in. We have 1 more with Detroit, and then the Dodgers. What amazes me, Schwarber is back in the leadoff spot and hits a leadoff HR. It goes against every fiber of my being. That a team with Trea Turner would have Kyle Schwarber leading off. It goes against my Baseball right and wrong system.
But I guess it works. I guess he is just comfortable there. It is June, and he is hitting leadoff. I don’t know how it makes sense, but it’s working. Any answers as to why it works? Other than he is comfortable? He should not be hitting leadoff. Especially with the rule changes and Trea Turner being on this team. Last year, alright. But this year makes no baseball sense.
And yet, they win. Here they are. It is June, and he is starting to hit and is hitting leadoff. So I know you can’t fight city hall. This is what it is. I am still mystified though. I hate it. But if it works it works.”