Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Hey, who’s that mystery pitcher?

As George Herman Ruth, Jimmie Foxx and even Tyrus Raymond Cobb could tell you, this wouldn’t be the first year in baseball history when every time you looked up, it’s seemed as if a position player was trudging toward the old pitcher’s mound.

But now that we’ve got that out of the way ...

There has never, ever been a season like this in mystery-pitcher history.

And trust me: As America’s foremost demented authority on position players who show up on a mound near you, I can assure you this is shaping up as one of those seasons for the ages.

Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 12, 2014 at 02:46 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: jayson stark

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: June 12, 2014 at 08:19 PM (#4724571)
Wouldn't be surprised to see teams trying to develop marginal hitters or fielders into guys who can also eat up some innings in long relief.
"We're down 9-1 in the top of the 8th, just throw hard and try not to walk anybody."
   2. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: June 12, 2014 at 09:22 PM (#4724588)
"We're down 9-1 in the top of the 8th, just throw hard and try not to walk anybody. Canseco"


You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.



<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF


Thanks to
Chicago Joe
for his generous support.


You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogMLB to investigate Dodgers' Yasiel Puig for role in reported fight - LA Times
(61 - 6:06pm, Nov 29)
Last: Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim

NewsblogOT - November* 2015 College Football thread
(1205 - 5:57pm, Nov 29)
Last: Harveys Wallbangers

(1159 - 5:56pm, Nov 29)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - November 2015
(1358 - 5:54pm, Nov 29)
Last: theboyqueen

NewsblogDoes free agency freeze mean MLB finally learned splurging lesson? | New York Post
(30 - 5:45pm, Nov 29)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogBidding for David Price could reach 7 years, $210 million - The Boston Globe
(15 - 5:28pm, Nov 29)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogCould former Rockies' slugger help Cleveland Indians offense? Hey, Hoynsie |
(6 - 5:22pm, Nov 29)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogYoung: Reggie’s job is to sell N.Y. on Yankee Stadium - NY Daily News
(2 - 5:18pm, Nov 29)
Last: Jose Canusee

NewsblogTigers, Zimmermann reportedly reach deal
(3 - 5:10pm, Nov 29)
Last: Walt Davis

Hall of Merit2016 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(113 - 5:00pm, Nov 29)
Last: alilisd

NewsblogSunday Notes: Cecil Fielder, Wagner, Firpo, Ducky, more | FanGraphs Baseball
(1 - 4:47pm, Nov 29)
Last: Harveys Wallbangers

Newsblog4 teams that could sign Jason Heyward |
(22 - 4:41pm, Nov 29)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogComcast takes shot at Yankees in dispute as cable operator says not many folks watching the games on YES
(24 - 4:34pm, Nov 29)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogDavid Price would be right move for Red Sox - The Boston Globe
(7 - 2:59pm, Nov 29)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOT: Soccer in November 2015
(139 - 2:21pm, Nov 29)
Last: Spivey

Page rendered in 0.2073 seconds
47 querie(s) executed