Ryan Howard Defensive Shift
How many times have we seen it? Howard is at the Plate and the opposing team has 2 players on the entire left-side of the field and 6 players are on the right-side positioned in short-CF, CF, RF, short-RF, RF, and off-bag 1ST base. Every fan is screaming to just put it down the line or swing for the left-side. What gives is a line drive or flyball to center or right-field. Ugh... I honestly understand that the possibility of a pop-up exists and hitting for the Right takes away his power. Isn't he a better hitter than that??