Originally Posted by MikeS21
The real issue for Hamilton is learning the art of distraction.
Joe Morgan was a master at getting into the head of the pitcher and catcher and the defense. It wasn't just about the stolen bases, but about inducing the defense or the pitcher into making mistakes. I wonder how many HR's were given up to George Foster, Johnny Bench, and Tony Perez simply because Joe Morgan on the basepaths distracted the pitcher into giving up a mistake pitch. How many errors did he cause because a defender hurried a throw or took his eyes off the unfielded ball to see where Morgan was?
If Billy Hamilton learns the art of distracting to other team, he is going to be fun to watch.
I agree 200% and more, it's all about getting into the opposing pitchers head and putting them into a pressure situation.