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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Modern pitchers taken to task by legend Jenkins

Fergie as in fogie.

During his keynote speech at Monday’s Meet the RailCats luncheon at the Radisson Hotel, Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins lamented the lack of assertiveness on the part of modern pitchers.

“In my era, we knocked people on their butt,” said Jenkins, who played for the Phillies, Cubs, Rangers and Red Sox over the course of a 19-year major-league career. “We enjoyed the game, we played hard, we played fair. Now it’s hard to pitch inside.”

...The topic of the Cubs’ pitching woes came up, specifically the troubles of their highest-paid hurler now turned middle reliever.

“The guy I thought was going to be a winner was Carlos Zambrano,” Jenkins said. “But he just can’t get it together.”

The reason, Jenkins speculated, was Zambrano’s offseason weight loss.

“Zambrano was always a guy who was pretty big. (Now) his fastball is like my changeup. He doesn’t have the same movement. I think he took away a big part of his ability by (dropping 30 pounds).”

Repoz Posted: May 11, 2010 at 10:31 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: May 11, 2010 at 11:36 AM (#3529118)
I was going to ask when Bruce Jenkins became a legend when I saw the headline.
   2. Dale Sams Posted: May 11, 2010 at 12:32 PM (#3529130)
He recalled the tough run of luck he had in 1968, when he lost five 1-0 games.


Six, actually Fergie.

grumble...ruined my "Cocaine's a hell of a drug" joke...
   3. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: May 11, 2010 at 12:58 PM (#3529141)
He recalled the tough run of luck he had in 1968, when he lost five 1-0 games.



Six, actually Fergie.

grumble...ruined my "Cocaine's a hell of a drug" joke...


EVERYBODY lost five or six 1-0 games in 1968. ALL games that year ended 1-0
   4. Smiling Joe Hesketh Posted: May 11, 2010 at 02:08 PM (#3529179)
"In my day we smoked weed before AND after the games."
   5. ChadBradfordWannabe Posted: May 11, 2010 at 03:08 PM (#3529232)
Found it interesting to see the HBP leaders since 1965. I know hitters hit differently nowadays, but well... Just sayin'
   6. RMc and the slumping crisp Posted: May 11, 2010 at 04:31 PM (#3529339)
“We enjoyed the game, we played hard, we were caught possessing 3.0 grams cocaine, 2.2 grams hashish, and 1.75 grams marijuana. Or was that just me?"
   7. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: May 11, 2010 at 04:32 PM (#3529341)
EVERYBODY lost five or six 1-0 games in 1968. ALL games that year ended 1-0


Some games are still going on, scoreless. MLB doesn't want you to know that.
   8. Walt Davis Posted: May 11, 2010 at 09:38 PM (#3529759)
Some games are still going on, scoreless.

And Gibson's still in there pitching because he never comes out of a game until it's finished! He broke Young's career IP mark over a decade ago but the conspiracy won't let you know that. The Giants finally pulled Marichal back in 1997 but brought in Perry in relief. Since the Giants are on the road, they're of course saving closer Frank Linzy for the save. Gibson has hit Ron Hunt 972 times, 16 times in the head, "just cuz."

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