Originally Posted by dougdirt
No, they really don't know as much about hitting as they do pitching. What makes them effective is their talent first and foremost.
What the heck does war have to do with anything in baseball?
Because it's a competition, how can you expect to beat the other guy if you don't know what their strength's and weaknesses are? Pitchers study hit charts of the opposing team all the time. They no what to expect in certain situations, they know what pitches to throw to guys to hopefully get them to hit a ball to a certain spot, they know strategy...you make them sound like a pitching machine on the mound with all circuits and wires and no brain. These guys that get to be color guys after their career usually get there because they have more knowledge about the game than the average player.