People are going batshit crazy over how awful Wily Mo Pena is. Already he's getting booed for doing the exact same things in RF that Nixon does (only without, you know, hurting himself). His stats in his first 9 games:
6-for-23 (.261), 3R, 2 RBI, 9 SO, 1 HR, .346 OBP, .522 SLG, .868 OPS
Terrible. And if you think that's bad, back in 2003 you must have been livid about the first 9 Sox games of another platoon player and slugger, who also contributed nothing defensively:
6-for-31 (.194), 4R, 4 RBI, 5 SO, 0 HR, .324 OBP, .290 SLG, .614 OPS
Truly awful - why was he even kept in the lineup? We should've known right then and there that that bum ("David Ortiz") wasn't going to amount to anything.