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    Quote Originally Posted by msstate7 View Post
    Facing a lhp tonight... can we afford to sit ender at coors?
    Ideally sit Markakis twice in a row, but we all know Snitker won't be doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enscheff View Post
    Pulling the ball is clearly the path to better production. However, flying open trying to pull the ball is bad, and having the mindset of going the other way helps fix that problem.

    It’s a case of folks arguing a particular side of a discussion without understanding the nuance involved.
    Yes, it's like golfers falling in love with their big long draw. Good golfers hit the little fade on the practice tee more than they actually use it on the course. The long draw is great but also easy to overdo. Practicing the fade keeps your timing from getting out of whack. (Keep your hands inside the ball, in baseball.) Better for your default and practice swing to be just to the weak side of your power, then at game speed you'll be right there. At least that's the way I understand it.
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    [QUOTE=msstate7;577948]Facing a lhp tonight... can we afford to sit ender at coors?[/

    I have no problem sitting Ender at Coors. I actually think it be easier to play CF there as the ball stays in the air longer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enscheff View Post
    Pulling the ball is clearly the path to better production. However, flying open trying to pull the ball is bad, and having the mindset of going the other way helps fix that problem.

    It’s a case of folks arguing a particular side of a discussion without understanding the nuance involved.
    I think "going the other way" is the equivalent of "putting the ball in play (sometimes at all costs)" for some fans. Those two concepts unfortunately get mixed together into a nonsensical gobbledygook. Dead pull hitters can frustrate the daylights out of me, but forcing those guys to start thinking too much at the plate is a lost cause (see Ron Gant).

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    Quote Originally Posted by VirginiaBrave View Post
    True that. I shudder to think about pitching to A. Jones in his prime had he followed advice and would have had a HOF plaque to boot.
    Andruw had a slider recognition problem. Going the other way doesnt solve it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USMA76 View Post
    Back on FSSO, finally.
    It showed the blacked out parts we missed during the game on the replay, don't get me wrong I am grateful but it would be nice for DIRECTV to get through a Braves game live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carp View Post
    ERA is a terrible way to judge a pitcher. Especially a relief pitcher. CK pitched in the AL East in a very hitter friendly park. Of course his ERA is gonna be higher.

    But speaking of ERA, CK actually has the lowest ERA among ALL pitchers in the history of baseball with at least 500 innings pitched.

    And among closers, CK is basically top 5 in every statistic over the last 3 years. Seems pretty elite to me.
    Was elite.

    He is asking for elite money and he is not. Now.

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