I've been working on my story for tomorrow's paper I while wait for my flight in the Pittsburgh airport. Free wireless, by the way, which is mark of a good airport.
Anyway, the theme of the off-day analysis is this: The debacles like the one in Pittsburgh this weekend happen. It's early, so you can't make too much of any three games. But the series pointed to a major flaw in this team. This team, like last year's, can't beat left-handers. Paul Maholm and Tom Gorzelanny held the Reds to a total of one runs in two starts. That ain't good. Last year's team was 23-36 against lefty starters. That ain't good, either.
I give my opinion on how to fix it. What's yours?