he has been posessed by the ghost of don baylor. fear for the reds, as this means that jose guillen might be allowed to blast salsa music at ridiculously loud levels soon.
i bring up that reference because baylor, at least in my eyes, was notorious for doing this sort of thing. matt stairs would have 2 HR and 5 RBI in a game... then a lefty starts the next day, WHOOP, there's julio zuleta... and vice versa. in '01, the cubs won in SPITE of baylor's bumbling idiocy and eventually it caught up with him as he had a team full of cold hitters as the pitching staff wore down in the later season (perhaps running the F machine, farnsworth, fassero, flash) into the ground had something to do with it.
people laughed at me when i'd call up middle of the night talkradio shows in chicago (usually somewhat anibrieated (sp) ), i got hung up on once for saying it, but the cubs won in spite of baylor. not a popular thing to say when the cubs are well above .500 early on, but by mid-02, people were calling for his head. ah, how the times change.
yeah it makes no sense about kearns, but maybe the guy twisted an ankle or something, maybe he has a flaming case of diaherrea. fantasy sites should tell you tomorrow.