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Monday, July 04, 2016

An ode to the intentional walk

Intentional walks stink. Get rid of them entirely.

“I don’t want to lose those moments where you can say, ‘I’ve never seen that before,’ ‘’ said Phillies broadcaster and former big league pitcher Larry Andersen. “If you eliminate the intentional walk, there’s a chance you’ll lose one of those ‘I’ve-never-seen-this-before’ episodes. Those are part of what makes baseball great. Granted, they’re few and far between. But they keep the game a little more entertaining.’‘

Jim Furtado Posted: July 04, 2016 at 08:15 AM | 25 comment(s)
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