Carlos Pena is going to hit leadoff tonight

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It’s always cute when managers put fast guys with poor on base skills in the leadoff spot. Cute but dumb because, as the saying goes, you can’t steal first base.  Joe Maddon realizes that because he’s putting Carlos Pena in the leadoff spot tonight:

I like it. Even if he is a first baseman. Even if he is a power threat. He has a .352 lifetime OBP and it’s at .353 this season.

Here’s a list of every first baseman who led off a game.  The all-time leader is Lu Blue. Not to be confused with Blue Lou from “The Blues Brothers.”