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Dusty's Top-10 Reasons Why Scott McClain didn't get an AB Today

  1. The Kid is only 33 years old. He hasn't earned anything yet. We are in the business of having players earn things, not just give things to them.
  2. 30 homers in Triple-A doesn't mean as much as it did when I played.
  3. We needed D-Lee to hit that big homer to give us an insurance run. Even our pen can't blow a 10-run lead.
  4. The fans want to see Nomar bat. They enjoy his obsessive-compulsive twitches.
  5. Come on, I let him go into the on-deck circle. It's Blanco's fault he made the 24th out.
  6. Macias didn't deserve an AB either, but Darren really likes him, so I let him pinch run.
  7. It is important to get guys into games that mean something. It would be an insult to Scott to let him bat in a game in which we had a 10-run lead.
  8. He might have batted if the game had gone into extra innings.
  9. The scouting report said that he hit well in Japan, so I figured we'd save him until the Marlins put a Japanese pitcher in.
  10. I had told him that he would get a start on Wednesday or Friday. That is assuming I don't change my mind between now and then.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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