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    Haunted by walks
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    Knowing how to pitch

    There's something I've been wondering about for a long time. You hear about pitchers who throw hard, and other pitchers who just know how to pitch. You especially hear about pitchers who once threw hard, but then they learned how to pitch.

    What I wonder is, what's there for a pitcher to know that another pitcher doesn't? Why doesn't the catcher know, and why can't you put it in a book and teach everybody?

    Is the wise old Yoda of a pitcher shaking off sign after sign until the catcher calls for the right pitch in the right place? If so, why is the catcher so stupid?

    Shouldn't all the pitchers on a team have pretty much the same knowledge base?
    Last edited by BCubb2003; 05-17-2006 at 01:54 AM.

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