Originally Posted by Brutus
Calling into question a player's intelligence is excessive, especially since there's no way anyone can back up such remarks. How can you argue with "his baseball IQ is 53."
I don't think it was excessive, just a little sarcasm. Heisey could be a genius for all we know, but IMO and many others, he has a very low "baseball IQ". It's kind of like saying someone is smart, but they're not street smart.
When you watch him play, he just does a lot of things that go against how the game was taught to so many of us. For example, a relief pitcher comes late in the game and walks the first batter wildly on 4 pitches. Guess who comes up hacking at the first pitch? I've seen that happen too many times. Put some pressure on the pitcher and make him earn a strike. I'm just surprised the coaches never seem to give him the take sign. This is just one example of the things he does that earn him a low baseball IQ in my mind.
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