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June 2005



A succinct summary of how the Cubs can score more runs

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From the Trib:

Leadoff blues

Entering Saturday’s games, Neifi Perez had the lowest on-base percentage as a leadoff man in the National League at .264, while Patterson was second worst at .277. Jerry Hairston ranked fourth from the top at .380.

“My whole theory is you can’t steal first base,” Walker said. “I’m not going to steal bases, but ultimately you have to get on. Let’s face it, what difference does it make if you’re stealing second when Derrek Lee is hitting like he isóhome runs and doubles.”

But Baker doesn’t seem interested in letting Walker move up.

Walker for player-manager!