And it’s a perfectly valid complaint! Sometime people are so much in a hurry to defend the game, they forget there’s much more to it than hitting the ball and running the bases!
Originally Posted by EdTarbusz
From the time there’s 1st pitching by the players, the only people to blame for the boredom coming from standing in the field, is coaches! They seldom miss an opportunity to turn baseball into little more than a FPSB game by putting the most physically mature players they can find on the mound to blow away everyone they can.
What ends up happening is, nearly everyone in the field is watching the P & C play catch, and that gets boring to everyone other than the P&C, their parents, and the coach. It is entirely possible for coaches to give other players opportunities on the bump, but normally they give the rationalization that their job is to give the team the best chance to win, so its unlikely more than just a few players will get to pitch.
But even ML players say over and over again how they prefer to play behind pitchers who don’t waste a lot of time, and throw lots of strikes because it helps them stay focused. If a ML player making a few mil can be bored to the point of losing focus, you can bet your bippy some little kid in LL is going to experience the same thing, but in a much more pronounced way.
The pitcher who’s afraid to throw strikes, will soon be standing in the shower with the hitter who's afraid to swing.