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Monday, August 11, 2008

MLB: Dusty Baker preaches running to pitchers

Which is what made Steve ‘Rags’ Monerighetti such a great whatever!

He learned the value of running from teammates back in his playing days. What’s good enough for them is good enough for his players, Baker says.

“I remember watching Ferguson Jenkins in Spring Training,” Baker says. “He ran the whole game—line to line the entire game. And everybody wondered why he went 300 innings. He ran.”

He hopes running will do for Edinson Volquez, Johnny Cueto and Homer Bailey what it did for his Dodgers teammates, Don Sutton, Tommy John and Rick Sutcliffe, not to mention Jenkins.

“These cats would leave out before [batting practice] running up in the hills around Dodger Stadium, and they wouldn’t come back until the end of BP,” Baker says.

Repoz Posted: August 11, 2008 at 12:21 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. flournoy Posted: August 11, 2008 at 05:00 AM (#2898044)
Before everyone starts panning Dusty, there is something to be said for having pitchers do a lot of endurance training.
   2. Hal Chase Headley Lamarr Hoyt Wilhelm (ACE1242) Posted: August 11, 2008 at 06:02 AM (#2898062)
IIRC, in Ball Four Johnny Sain didn't think running helped pitchers.
   3. Eraser-X is emphatically dominating teh site!!! Posted: August 11, 2008 at 06:13 AM (#2898063)
Our chess coach used to make us run between matches.
   4. Brandon in MO (Yunitility Infielder) Posted: August 11, 2008 at 07:20 AM (#2898071)
Mark Prior didn't run in between starts. Look what happened to him
   5. Eraser-X is emphatically dominating teh site!!! Posted: August 11, 2008 at 07:32 AM (#2898073)
Cy Young didn't run between starts and he's dead.
   6. Sebastian Posted: August 11, 2008 at 08:22 AM (#2898077)
Dusty told Scott Eyre that he didn’t have to run.
   7. Walt Davis Posted: August 11, 2008 at 08:54 AM (#2898079)
“These cats would leave out before [batting practice] running up in the hills around Dodger Stadium, and they wouldn’t come back until the end of BP,” Baker says.

Sure they did. 10 to 1 they were out in the parking lot having a few smokes and brews. :-)
   8. calhounite Posted: August 11, 2008 at 10:44 AM (#2898082)
Why Dustbag can't stand baserunners: witnessed a double play once.
   9. Steve Threadair Posted: August 11, 2008 at 01:17 PM (#2898118)
Bob Gibson's 1.12 came from his innate advantage: being more apt to run in the sun.
   10. Chase Utley, Shooty's Favorite Robot (Joey Belle) Posted: August 11, 2008 at 05:31 PM (#2898365)
Ball Four Johnny Sain didn't think running helped pitchers.


And guess who's dead? Johnny Sain.
   11. JMPH Posted: August 11, 2008 at 05:36 PM (#2898371)
Baker encourages them to run -- and run a lot.

David Wells used to have nightmares like this.
   12. Dr Love Posted: August 11, 2008 at 05:39 PM (#2898375)
Ball Four Johnny Sain didn't think running helped pitchers.


Do they have to run with their hat on though?

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