HOOTIE wrote:ERB I was talking the Lofton of 97. He could play defense back then. Atlanta had a quiet clubhouse, and they disliked Lofton because he blasted rap in the clubhouse.
It went deeper than that, Hootie. There were weekly stories in the paper in Cleveland back then about Lofton in Atlanta and it wasn't pretty. The guy was an ass and the team didn't like them.
The guy never could play defense and I don't care how many gold gloves he won. He was good at going over the fence to save home runs, but he got poor jumps on the ball, couldn't go in on a ball to save his life, and never hit the cutoff man. Can I prove this? No, because you'll probably have some stats to back up your point, but I watched the guy for years and I know baseball.