Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?
Originally Posted by kcjones
This is a typical remark from someone in his hometown. I have never heard any good remarks from hometowners about an athlete's potential ability. They always want to put them down like they don't deserve to be where they are, that they're not that good. How do you know? Are you a professional? Most locals don't know talent when they see it.
Actually in my quote I was talking about Stubby Clapp not Stubbs. The reason I know that he wasn't quiet good enough is because he played something like 20 games in his entire big league career and is now coaching. That pretty much sums it up. By the way it has been my experience with the professionals in my area that most people think they are much better than they actually are. I hear people say stuff like best fastball I have ever seen. Hits the ball a mile....etc... When true competition comes the bloom is usually off of the flower fairly quickly. By the way Weathers lives less than an hour from me...He appears to have a great future as a "lights out" closer for the team in Cincinnati.
Tim McCarver: Baseball Quotes
I remember one time going out to the mound to talk with Bob Gibson. He told me to get back behind the batter, that the only thing I knew about pitching was that it was hard to hit.