Re: Cardinals discussion thread
Originally Posted by MikeThierry
Right, he was sending a message because it was inside near Pujols head and hands, which happened yesterday as well. That isn't to say that area is off limits but if the other manager is going to do it, the pitcher better have control hence the "Is the guy Greg Maddox" quote. It has always been TLR's policy that that area be off limits because of the danger it represents. This year particularly is of concern because Freese was out two months due to being hit by a ball on the hand and Laird went on the DL as well due to being hit on the hand.
TLR said that he was sending a message by throwing inside to Braun but wasn't trying to hit him. Now, I don't know if you know Motte but he isn't the most accurate pitcher in the world. Still, it was in an area on Braun that if it hit him (which it did), there would be no damage done. If this was baseball 40 years ago, this stuff wouldn't be an issue because the game was policed by the players.
If he's so adamant about the danger in it, then why do it? He's a hypocrite. If he's so worried about the danger, he shouldn't be intentionally doing it to someone else. Period.
Tony's not worried about that, though. He's worried about being Tony.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda