Originally Posted by KronoRed
What does mocking do? does mocking lead to runs?
I tend to think that's why Aurilia regrouped after his horrible start last season. Until then he hadn't been properly mocked. Dunn keeps hitting homers thanks to the mockery of his K totals. Mockery helped drive Jason LaRue to his career-best last season. It's no coicidence that Felipe Lopez bust out once people started calling FLop. In fact, I'm pretty sure mockery helped Austin Kearns lose weight this offseason.
Unfortunately, mockery seems to have no effect on pitching.