USAF Hart Georgia Fan Robins AFB, GA Member since Jun 2011 6370 posts
re: The ATL Thread: Offseason Edition (Posted on 2/4/13 at 1:11 pm to lsu31always)
my buddy over on a Falcons message board suggested this. I think we should AT LEAST expirement with this:
Dan Uggla is a better baserunner than he's given credit for. He is always hustling. If he is hitting leadoff he's not going to clog the bases and he's going to get more fastballs than he will hitting 7th. Why? Because pitchers will not want to risk walking him to set the stage for Heyward, Justin, Freeman and BJ. That's just screaming big inning. If he gets more fastballs to hit his contact rate will increase. Why? As Bobby Cox once said "throw a guy enough fastballs and they'll time a jet". In other words if you see the same pitch enough times you'll eventually hit it. One of the reasons he saw hardly any fastballs once he got moved down in the order was because pitchers didn't care if they walked him because they didn't fear the 8th spot or the pitcher's spot. So in those very rare times that he did get a fastball he would often times completely swing through it because he his swing was completely screwed up because he saw so few of them. You can hit in the cage until you're blue in the face but it's not the same as stepping in the box against a real pitcher throwing 95.
Buster Posey and Matt Cain are exposed for being gay lovers and despite becoming heroes in San Fran, they are ostracized in the locker room, creating division and strife between the other gay players and the hardcore Catholic Hispanics. Giants finish with 100 losses. Book it.