Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Evidence is anecdotal. It may be uncomfortable for some to address this but great black players were and still are mostly non-pitchers. Why? I don't know.
Start dates of Hall of Fame NL blacks during Jackie's years:
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
David Ortiz May 14, 2008 by Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Once, just once, I’d like to see a meeting on the mound followed by the pitcher not looking in for a sign. He just talked to the catcher! Decide on the pitch in the discussion and just throw it!
A team could get a competitive advantage by changing the pace of the game. Only baseball teams do not attempt this. Twenty years ago the San Francisco 49’ers started games with their first 20 plays scripted; no huddle between plays. Baseball cannot do that for even one batter! How difficult can it be? Just start pitching without waiting for a sign!