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  • The more things change...

    The more they stay the same.

    I just got done reading "Veeck...as in Wreck". Brilliant book, by a brilliant man. He states in the book that baseball is getting slow, and pitchers work too slow, due to the fact that .220 hitting middle infielders are capable of hitting a "bad" pitch out of the park. The ball is much livlier, and ballparks have gotten to be too small.

    The book was written in 1962!
    I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech and a Hell of an Engineer!

  • #2
    Originally posted by sschirmer
    .220 hitting middle infielders are capable of hitting a "bad" pitch out of the park. The ball is much livlier, and ballparks have gotten to be too small.
    He pretty much nailed what's going on today. Except instead of being able to hit "bad" (mistake) pitches out of the park, today's middle infielders are able to hit "good" pitches out of the park, even when a pitcher does his job; which is to disrupt the hitters timing and balance.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Sultan_1895-1948
      He pretty much nailed what's going on today. Except instead of being able to hit "bad" (mistake) pitches out of the park, today's middle infielders are able to hit "good" pitches out of the park, even when a pitcher does his job; which is to disrupt the hitters timing and balance.

      I agree, I just thought it ironic, how close he was, 40 years ago, to how most fans feel today.
      I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech and a Hell of an Engineer!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by sschirmer
        I agree, I just thought it ironic, how close he was, 40 years ago, to how most fans feel today.
        I know what you mean. Kinda like Cobb in his '61 book, he predicts pretty much exactly what we're dealing with today. NostraTyrus ?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sultan_1895-1948
          I know what you mean. Kinda like Cobb in his '61 book, he predicts pretty much exactly what we're dealing with today. NostraTyrus ?
          your killing me.
          "Nostra Tyrus" Except unlike the Dave Chappelle skit with Wayne Brady ol Ty might not be tooooo much of a stretch.
          Johnny
          Delusion, Life's Coping Mechanism

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