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    Member WVRedsFan's Avatar
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    Where Has All the Pitching Gone...?

    We all get upset by our bullpen and rightly so, but lately we've seen some teams with horrible bullpens, too. Take Friday night for instance. There was once a day when no team (except the expansion Mets in 1962-64) that had a bullpen so filled with holes as nost of the major league teams. Why?

    Do the hitters have that much of an advantage?

    Are pitchers that rare a comodity?

    Is it steriods?

    Is there just no talent with the exception of the White Sox, Tigers, and Mets?

    I can remember when having an ERA of over 3.00 was considered borderline. If you were over 4 you were marginal. If it ever got to 5, you were fodder. Now, we bragg about starter with 4.50 ERA's and relievers with 3.90 ERA's. What happened?

    I watched the White Sox relievers throw consistently in the upper 90's and wondered where they got these pitchers. They were all young men and very talented. Sure, our farm system is still in shambles from the Schott Administration, but was scouting that bad? And it seems all of MLB is in the same boat.

    Like the Peter Paul and Mary song, "Where has all the pitching gone...long time ago."
    "You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
    -Beano Cook

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    Re: Where Has All the Pitching Gone...?

    I don't know...
    Go Reds!
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    Re: Where Has All the Pitching Gone...?

    When will they ever learn...when will they EEEEVER learn?
    "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."


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    Re: Where Has All the Pitching Gone...?

    "My mission is to be the ray of hope, the guy who stands out there on that beautiful field and owns up to his mistakes and lets people know it's never completely hopeless, no matter how bad it seems at the time. I have a platform and a message, and now I go to bed at night, sober and happy, praying I can be a good messenger." -Josh Hamilton

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    Re: Where Has All the Pitching Gone...?

    Hanging out with all the cowboys.
    "I saw Wedding Crashers accidentally. I bought a ticket for Grizzly Man and went into the wrong theater. After an hour, I figured I was in the wrong theater, but I kept waiting. Thatís the thing about bear attacks. They come when you least expect it."-Dwight K. Schrute

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