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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Mike Schmidt: Why can’t I just accept it’s all about power?

I get it. Today the game is asking for home runs. The temptation is too great, analytics support it, and coaches coach it.

Small parks, maple bats, a new ball and shifting defenses have given hitters the green light to let it fly. Hitting into the shift is flat-out dumb.

I didn’t hit against a shift, or in a small park, or with a new ball every pitch. I faced Nolan Ryan, J.R. Richard and that Houston crew, but I didn’t hit every day against a 6-foot-5 pitcher throwing 98 mph.

OK, so why can’t I just accept that now the game is all about power?

Bit of a strange article, given who wrote it…..

QLE Posted: October 22, 2019 at 12:34 AM | 8 comment(s)
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