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“The only time you are going to hear me criticize a player is when he doesn’t give effort. Or when he doesn’t respect the game,” Schilling said.
But I don't think that those factors are represented as discrete thoughts in the pitcher's internal monologue before each pitch.
What we'll have to do is tape the game and then ESPN can replay the entire game in slow motion so Schilling can express in a coherent matter everything that's going on.
I hereby predict that Schilling will prove to be either spectacularly brilliant or insufferably terrible in this TV analyst gig (and perhaps, or even likely, alternating between those poles), and absolutely nothing in between.
I don't think he will have to alternate between those 2 poles. He is talented enough that he can do both in one sentence.
Too bad there are not 50 or 60 checkpoints used by Curt Schilling before he begins to speak.
He probably does have some credible thoughts to add, but when you are constantly talking it is impossible to ascertain which ones are truly valid.
The only time you are going to hear me criticize a player is when he doesn’t give effort. Or when he doesn’t respect the game,” Schilling said.
that pitching is a lot more complicated than it seems to fans
As a former catcher, I would like to stick my head in here and remind everyone that most of the time, the catcher is the one playing chess. The pitcher is just there to throw the pitches I tell him to.
I assume trachsel was thinking about 735 things before every pitch and planning his next postal chess move.
“The only time you are going to hear me criticize a player is when he doesn’t give effort. Or when he doesn’t respect the game,” Schilling said. “I’m not going to talk about how bad a player is because he’s slumping. I can talk about why he’s slumping or what the pitcher is going to do to try and exploit the slump.”
And then, as he's jogging to first: Wait a minute ... fried chicken AND pizza!!! Way to go, me!!!
Not a baseball book, but I always think the Sound and The Fury...
Did Steve Trachsel ever have to pitch to Mike Hargrove?
“I can watch a pitcher for an inning and have a deep and wide understanding of who and what they are and what they do,” Schilling said.
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