Originally Posted by RedEye
Okay, now I'm really lost. Your claim about Chapman as a "mental midget" -- which apparently rests on the trivia that he changed his vanity plates -- is now passed up by the preposterous claim that Olympic-level sprinting is a "one-dimensional" event. I'm not even sure whether Chapman or Bolt should be more offended by this...
Although I don't fully comprehend your post. "...passed up by..."? I'm certain
that if AC or Bolt are offended by anything I have to say, they have bigger problems than being attention hounds. But yeah, I kinda like the analogy that Saluki brings up. I think AC's pitching strength is
more suited to sprint/closing than say, a decathalon/starting.
As a closer, he's got one job. Throw hard and get the last 3 outs as quickly as possible. Don't worry about pacing yourself. Pump gas unless Hanny tells you otherwise. "Don't think Meat. You can only hurt the ballclub" Just like a sprinter goes from blocks to tape as quickly as possible. Straight ahead, singularly focused.
A starter/decathlete has to be more well rounded and disciplined. He can't just be good at one thing. He's got to study and train A TON
. He has to be able to keep his wits and know that one event/inning is not the end-all-be-all of the contest and that you can lose the battle but still win the war.