I’ve been rebelling against aging for as long as I can, and I’ve come to take the hair out of my ears with the idea that something in a modern sport isn’t as good as I think it is. It’s weird, because I don’t think I had any attachment to the relief jugs of my youth. They mostly made you miserable. I liked Mitch Williams, but not because he was close to a sure thing for the 1989 Cubs, the first playoff team I could enjoy, but because he threw the ball at exactly that age. It was a pitching speed that could mimic the balance of baby satisfaction!
And I usually go for any evolution of any game, even if it makes them hard to see. Both baseball and basketball are working on something like that at the moment, but I’m usually patient to see how the course improves. It usually does.
To boot, I’ve been fascinated at times by how managers and front offices decide to use their pitching staff, especially towards the end of the season and the play-offs and cool things that sometimes provide. I really liked the idea of an opener, letting a limited starter go twice through a lineup while avoiding the best heaters for the third time. I thought it was a clear strategy. And to reload a starter on the day of his throw in the playoffs you have to take a few innings out of the pen, which is always fun to me. Maybe Randy Johnson of the Kingdom in Game 5 against the Yankees remembered coming out of the pen, the first time I remembered doing it. Or that reliever can go in multiple innings when a team is desperate in the middle of a playoff game.
And this is the last sticking point. Because it has become harder and harder to enjoy because rescuers have become the most coded part of a team anywhere in the sport. These guys probably throw pit0 pitches a week. They actually work about 25 minutes per week. And yet they have to be protected, hated by more and more of their kind on the roster so they don’t have to throw 80 pitches a week (horror … horror …). And if a team is blown up, the teams only need to have a position player in position B because if a manager tells one of these precious creatures to finish a game he has already decided on and can waste his precious 60 pitches per week to get him to the nearest bridge. Will be hung by eyelids / testicles! What a scoundrel!
MLB to face their minimum three batters and only occasionally, and these guys threw a fit. My god, work four more minutes! Think of another sport where the worst players on the roster, and that’s Reliever, are so influential. Hockey likes to pretend to be his fourth-row players, especially when they were thugs during the day. They never did, and we made fun of them for the most part. And if you’re in the same neighborhood as Hockey, you’re in a bad place.
My blood ran out during Brewers-Braves Game 4 when Josh Hader came into the game. Commentators Don Orsilo and Jeff Francois were commenting on bringing Hadar to 8th place and how he wouldn’t throw two innings and what the Brewers would do if the game got longer, especially Hadar’s place in the lineup was third. At the top of the ninth. Francois had a conversation with Hadar at the beginning of the series (which he said five times fast), where Hadar told him that he no longer likes to throw more than one inning because he gets all his adrenaline for one inning and goes to the dugout, sit down, and then do it again. There was too much of the drain.
Dude, you can’t get up for another five minutes? I’m going to be Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, “If you think six minutes is a long time, I feel for your wife.” If you know anyone who has ever met Unfortunately for working with Mike Myers, It’s like this. “I just can’t recreate my talent!”
Header has five to eight teammates at any given time who do it for a living. These are called starting calls. And yet this guy can’t be bothered. Again, he probably works 25 minutes a week.
This was hot on her heels Craig Kimbrel-in-the-8th Debate It spread to Chicago after its whip-cushion deflation during Game 2 in Houston. Kimberly had a pitching problem in 8th place since she changed some parts of the city, quoting ridiculously from Tony La Rusa after Game 2, where she said that Kimberly didn’t feel comfortable in 8th place, without realizing it herself to use it. Indicates. There was really a game Sox.
I know baseball players are the strangest and most superstitious in the world. But as I said before, the difference between 8th and 9th, like 15 minutes, you can’t start your routine 15 minutes earlier? I’ll take some time off from going from 8th to 9th, because the ninth inning is basically “without the net” and obviously there are guys who can’t improve like that (anyone says that had to live through Latroy Hawkins). But it is a beggar’s allowance as all begging.
That’s enough. If baseball wants to solve its communication / action problems, a huge campaign along the way would be to limit the teams to 11 pitchers on the roster. Beard. Start like the third time, go through the rescuers a second time. It will be even easier now, as we all know that the new CBA is coming to the DH National League. We don’t have to worry about wasting offensive opportunities because a pitcher is coming or the benches are being rifled with a double switch.
Rescuers will shout that it will cost them their jobs. But it will open up work for real bench players and give managers more flexibility that way. You will no longer see your .198-heating backup catcher being used as a pinch heater. The reliever, and probably all the coleslaw, will scream that it will cause more injury. We will be 486 Callus IL hit Growing up this year, so what exactly are we holding on to? A pitch is combined with a clock and we only see the speed decrease in exchange for patience and we can now see seven or more balls to play in each game or whatever.
Sports evolve from game to position all the time. Fullback in the NFL. Hooligans in the NHL (though not fast enough). # 10s in football. It’s time for 60-pitch gas bags per week to go the way of Dodo.
I’m going to cut my ear hair now.