Re: Reds name Dick Pole as pitching coach...
I've had a busy weekend, or I would have responded sooner. Actually, I found your response fairly humorous. I enjoyed "lesson" and the creative word choices, but is themself really a word?
I think you spent way too much time cutting and pasting. The Tijerina fellow's comments don't prove anything to me. "Inviting contact" is a term used by baseball people all the time. They preach it to groundball pitchers and flyball pitchers and any other kind you can find. It is about getting ahead in the count. You might want to stop googling and actually find a real baseball coach.
I'm not impressed with your justifications, but I don't expect anything different from you. It is not in your character to admit anything on the public portion of this board.
I would like you to think about Pole's comment, "...and you'll get as many strikeouts if not more." This is the philosophy and strategy behind inviting contact.
This is my final response to this thread. I don't really want to get into one of those ugly arguments with you. This is simply a baseball forum where I come to talk baseball.
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