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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
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   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"

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