Have we lost the love for Frenchy?
Jeff Francoeur, the local-grown slugger for the Atlanta Braves, is coming under fire for his less-than-stellar performance of late. So says Mark Bradley, a sports columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
As tepid as [his] numbers are, they don’t quite explain the rancor directed Francoeur’s way. In Sunday’s sports section he received three mentions (none flattering) in The Vent. If e-mails to a certain writer (namely, me) are any measure, the suggestions go like this: Bat Frenchy eighth; bench Frenchy; send Frenchy to the minors until he learns the strike zone.
His numbers are weak, as are those of the Braves. So it seems pretty natural that the face of the franchise gets some of the blame. But have we lost the love for Frenchy?
Well, we grumbled a little when he packed on some pounds over the winter break. But no, we haven’t lost that loving feeling. Besides, he’s one half of the McFrenchy bromance and that gives us the lighter moments we need during this tough stretch of Braves baseball.