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so Anthony Rizzo looks to be hitting. here's hoping that instead of getting going and then going cold for several months he keeps it up
I'm curious, just exactly why did you leave ESPN? You continually cite their articles, so it's almost like you've never left...
robneyer: Really? I hardly read ESPN.com articles, ever. Not because they're not worth reading, but rather because I have time to read only a very small percentage of articles. In fact, I should read (and cite) a lot more -- especially the Hot Corner stuff -- than I do, and I suspect I don't because I harbor (mostly) subconscious resentments. As for why I left, it just seemed like the thing to do at the time. Which is all that matters.
Bill, last night in the Angels-Mets game. Collins opted to walk the bases loaded in a sudden death situation to set up a force at any base. Familia then hit the next batter to end the game. Do you have an opinion on that strategy? It sure seems to me that it backfires more often than it works. Thanks
That is the ONE strategy that I have a clear opinion about, basically the only one. It makes NO sense to walk the bases loaded, ever, under any circumstances. It is a horrendous percentage move.
I've never seen a batter hit the ball and be retired unassisted by the catcher. Alas, it'll have to wait.
Going back to 1998, rookie starting pitchers had a collective ERA of 5.16. Fast forward to 2013, and rookie starters had a collective ERA of 4.17,
Speaking of pennant races, the entire American League is bunched between 8-4 Oakland and 4-7 Kansas City (and was a game closer than that yesterday morning). Parity is good, and this might make for a memorable scramble for that fifth Wild-Card play-in slot come September …
Dan, your wait is over.
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