Re: 5/27/2013 Reds v. Indians in the Battle for Ohio
Originally Posted by traderumor
The thing I'm trying to figure out is why everyone is so outraged because of Chapman's velocity. Any ML pitcher with a 90+ fastball aimed at someone's head is going to do a great deal of damage. He has every right to come up and in as any other pitcher. He doesn't get to avoid the inside of the plate because he might get too tight and hurt someone.
BTW, I do not think Chapman was throwing at his head. I don't know if he was wanting to come inside, which he is allowed to do and it sailed, but with his control always pitch by pitch, it is hard for me to tell. I would guess if he aimed at his head, it probably would have been down the middle of the plate. It is just as hard for anyone claiming to know what he was trying or not trying to do to support their argument.
Also, Dusty had his back in the postgame and made light of it, which I tend to agree with his lighthearted reasoning.
Has anyone argued that Chapman is not allowed to pitch to the inside of the plate?
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