A good friend of mine says that he is giving Crosby one last chance and that he should, be the all star break, bat his weight (215) with five home runs. My standards are not set so low. Crosby's show last night was promising but as I said in a comment on last night's wrapup thread, one night of non-suckness doesn't not necessitate a comeback without a positive trend. His performance today seems to be a return to form with an o-fer with 2 K's and no walks.
If Crosby gets the message and starts making adjustments an improving, I think he can and will be a 30/30 guy. With Geren being very smart on the basepaths, I do think 30/30 is possible for Crosby. Until then, he's just going to suck.
So what will it take for me to eat crow? I wanna see the following stats from Crosby by the all star break:
.240 AVG and a less than 2:1 K/BB ratio and I don't give a rat's ass how many jacks he hits.
.240 is attainable for Crosby and is better than his "ROY" numbers and his K/BB ratio was better than 2:1 in the 2005 season. 2005 was year of hope, he batted in the .270's and was pretty good until he got hurt. He has sucked ever since.
So, what will it take for you to eat crow when it comes to the Croz?
UPDATE 4/18 9:27 PM: .240 with a 2:1 K/BB ratio is only the first step. At that point I will cease to be a hater and will only golf clap with no verbal cheers unless if it's a key situation where I'll do a "Let's go Oak-land" or a "Let's go A's." Crosby will have to work real hard to deserve my enthusiasm and awesome God-given voice.