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Today's pitchers truly are pussies.

Discussion in 'MLB Baseball Forum' started by Chewbaccer, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. SlinkyRedfoot

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  2. SlinkyRedfoot

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    Yeah, but I saw a hella fat bitch today walking the mall wearing an Alabama t shirt, and I thought about that elephant.

    Alabama fans are fat.
     
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    I think the shitty hitters of today would knock those guys’ dicks in the dirt.

    No question that it was a world of men back then, but those guys would have their lunch eaten if they weren’t trained in this world of bitches.
     
  4. Chewbaccer

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    Don't have to throw hard to get outs. Today's pitchers are also incredibly stupid.
     
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    I don't know about that, especially with how much hitters have changed over the years (size, strength).
     
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    Chances are those guys didn't play on travel ball teams all year and their arms weren't shredded to Swiss Cheese by the time they hit A ball. They probably played baseball in the summer and other sports the rest of the year. Now these kids "specialize" because every parent thinks their kid is getting a scholarship and ruin them. The teams are afraid of destroying their draft picks so they baby them.
     
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    Yea, there probably weren't too many players back then weighing 190+ lbs. Someone like Ichiro would've probably been average sized by MLB standards in the '50s/'60s.
     
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    My kid plays travel baseball, he's taking the summer off to enjoy himself and rest up a bit.....He played in a tournament down in Toms River, NJ and all the parents couldn't believe how big the kids were.....7th and 8th graders pushing 6 feet tall and 170 pounds....Kids throwing gas and hitting the ball like a juiced up Big Papi....The game has changed at all levels and the talent some of these kids have is amazing.....
     
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    Seems like pitchers have more arm injuries than ever and we have teams protecting them from 100+ pitches and more than 6 innings
     
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    Agreed. DId you see Folty melting in the heat in St Louis? That ain't shit compared to what Atlanta has in store for July and August.
     
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    100 MPH down the middle is still gonna get hit hard. Maddux was basically a soft tosser that could locate and was smarter than his opponent. Worked fine for him.
     
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    says the OSU fan sucking bucknutz.

    lolz.
     
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    My God, I'd love to have been there. Those are amazing performances.
     
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    I think this guy would do alright
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    You can bet your aspercreme that nobody would crowd the plate on him.
     
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    :fify:
     
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    Part of being smarter IMO.

    He would keep going a little farther and a little farther to see what the umpires would give him. Used his reputation to his advantage. That 2 seamer over the inside corners to lefties is one of the best outpitches of all time.

    It's not like he was working with a strikezone Eric Gregg gave Livan Hernandez.
     
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    I agree, he would get away with whatever the umps gave him. That being said, his strike zone was still a little larger than...
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    I hated the guy in a VERY respectful manner ... his 1968 season was unreal ... thank God it ended the right way!!!

    Bob Gibson Stats | Baseball-Reference.com
     
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    I wasn't as knowledgeable on the 68 World Series. So I looked it up. The second paragraph only reiterates this thread..

    The Tigers came back from a 3–1 deficit to win three in a row, largely on the arm of MVP Mickey Lolich, who as of 2016 remains the last pitcher to earn three complete-game victories in a single World Series. (The three World Series wins were duplicated by Randy Johnson in 2001, but Johnson started only two of his games.) In his third appearance in the Series, Lolich had to pitch after only two days' rest in the deciding Game 7, because regular-season 31-game winner Denny McLain was moved up to Game 6 – also on two days' rest.

    :suds:
     
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