The great Yogi understood.
David Ortiz: high and tight, low and away. That's all you need to think about. Wednesday, February 25, 2015
I just heard David Ortiz (Fat Papi) run his mouth on MLB Network about how he needs to strut around between pitches so that he can think deep thoughts about what might happen next.
Pace of play Kabuki dance. Monday, March 30, 2015
By now the big initiative of the new commissioner's reign is pretty much a joke even before it actually starts. April, the first month of the regular season, is supposed to be a grace period during which batters are merely warned about delaying play with stuff like stepping out of the box. After April the Major Baseball League (MBL) is supposed to actually start imposing those $500 fines on players...
If the umpires have not practiced warning the batters and the batters have not practiced staying in the box, then what can we expect when real games are played? Correct. Nothing.
Kabuki dance (synonym for political posturing) MLB style will be on full display. Commissioner Manfred, the A-Rod Slayer, will boast of his achievements.
Too slow! Batters step out after every pitch! What happened to reform? Saturday, May 16, 2015
Pace of play is pretty much back to its totally unacceptable and colossally boring state as established during the Selig regime. Commissioner Rob Manfred, the A-Rod Slayer, has completely failed to implement effective improvement. This will continue the decline of baseball into irrelevance...
The players are back to driving me nuts. After just about every pitch I can become exasperated and ask rhetorically: what are you doing, why are you stepping out? BORING!
Without distractions it's impossible to watch a baseball game. You need something else going on: another TV, computer, phone conversation, food, reading. Try it. Try just watching baseball. Just baseball. Watch the batters step out after every pitch. Then watch the pitcher jerk around. Relax while some fat old guy in his baseball costume waddles out to the mound. Watch all manner of delay. But don't multitask. Just watch the baseball game on TV. I dare you.
You Can’t Think and Hit at the Same Time
Yogi Berra? Bucky Harris? Eddie Froelich? Apocryphal?
Decide for yourself but the essential point is obvious. The great Yogi stayed in the batter's box.