Originally Posted by BigKlu
What boggles my mind completely is that people like Dusty Baker who completely savage the idea of getting a good pitch to hit or walk. It was a philosophy that Ted Williams employed, and how anyone can say Ted Williams was wrong about hitting is beyond me.
Baker can look at Bonds instead. Someone he managed for about 10 years. Bonds is the career BB leader by over 300BB and has 2559 BB. That's an average of 139BB per 162G. A middle of the order hitter not being aggressive is only a top 3 All-Time Hitter in MLB History. Dusty actually saw him play everyday for 10 years and doesn't even know what made him so great.