Weird Beards Will Be Batting Clean Up

Guys with a career OPS of .754 should not be batting clean-up for any professional baseball team. The Kansas City Royals, included.

Yet, the Chicago Cubs are on the brink of putting a new face (usually with a weird beard) in the four-hole.

The Trib's Paul Sullivan got it covered:

Piniella's makeshift lineup includes Reed Johnson the clean-up spot after Kosuke Fukudome, with Micah Hoffpauir batting fifth. Piniella said he was simply going left-right-left in the lineup.

This line-up scares me ... in a bad way.