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"I think he needs to regroup and get out of this environment and take a deep breath and re-gather himself."
“It’s one of those things that I think was handled very poorly by the organization,” Clippard said.
Storen supposedly had a touch of the flu.
That makes more sense. On the other hand, it seems cruel to put him in a game to get pounded when he's sick.
How did the view of relievers as delicate hothouse flowers who go all to pieces when they don't have a rigidly established "role" become so engrained in the conventional wisdom?
It's not just in baseball; specialization and rigid roles for people is a general phenomenon that's been gaining steam for a century and hasn't slowed down yet. Probably because it's been wildly successful.
Maybe they were in the minors, but I'm pretty sure major league players don't share rooms. Or did you mean they were sharing a condo in Washington or something?
How did the view of relievers as delicate hothouse flowers who go all to pieces when they don't have a rigidly established "role" become so ingrained in the conventional wisdom? Johnson may just be trying to protect his player by offering this explanation, but the writer eats it up.
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