The response should be based on Akin. If he says it was an accident, it's over and we move on. If he comes out and says he liked it on purpose and agrees with the sentiment, then some kind of response from the organization is necessary.
On this day in 1970, the Orioles lost to the Brewers 6-4. Jim Palmer started and lasted just 4.1 innings (7 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 6 K) and took the loss. Earl Weaver used three relievers after removing Palmer.
The Orioles offense banged out 10 hits but they were not enough.
At the top of the batting order, Don Buford went 3 for 5 with 1 double, 1 run scored and 2 RBI. Terry Crowley went 2 for 4 as well.
On this day in 1970, the Orioles opened a 3 game series in Milwaukee at County Stadium by beating the Brewers 3-2.
Merv Rettenmund and Elrod Hendricks both hit homeruns in the winning effort. Dave McNally combined with Eddie Watt to defeat the Brewers; Watt pitched 2.0 clean innings of relief and struck out 2 in saving McNally's 9th win of the season.
Davey Johnson went 2 for 4 with 1 RBI to round out the Orioles scoring.
Bobby Bolin pitched a complete game for the Brewers.
Yes, that's true. Reynolds has that weird combination of being very selective but also about a 30 hit tool. What a strange collection of abilities. 30 hit, 70 power, 60 selectivity, 40 speed, 25 fielding. I think Earl would have figured out a way to get him 400 great plate appearances a year, leveraging the stuff he does well and minimizing the rest. He would have been a bizarro Gary Roenicke.
Or... some position player version of Don Stanhouse.
Arguably, yes. But it comes down to our definitions. Do you get credit for a tool if you can't use that tool for good? Lots of players like Pie, Billy Rowell, Billy Beane, they had lots of tools, but were missing the baseball smarts tool so in the end none of the physical stuff really mattered.