Originally Posted by IABucFan
All I'm staying is, intentional or not, that's twice he's put a 100 mph fastball up at a guy's face, and it just so happens to be two of our top players. He did the same thing to Nick Swisher. I don't know if he's doing it on purpose or not. Frankly, I don't care. The fact is that he's doing it. And it's becoming a pattern. The ball that hit Alex Cobb the other day was traveling at 104 mph, not all that different than a Chapman fastball. At that speed, at a guy's head, you're talking career threatening, possibly worse. There's no room for that in baseball; there's no excuse for it. I don't know if Chapman is head hunting or not. If he is, that's disgraceful. If he isn't, then he needs to figure out how to control that pitch before he ends someone's career.
He throws 100 mph 'somewhat' regularly over the plate, there's a place for that in baseball. He has days where he's wild and if people wanna take offense to it that's fine. As long as people can't hit him he'll be around though.
You guys almost broke Brandon's arm with an unintentional fastball, and he wasn't a 90 mph guy. It's baseball and it happens, if you're bothered by it there are ways to go about handling it.