"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
To get to the bigs, stay a long time, and make lots of money. You only need to have one skill. Hit a lot of home runs. See Adam Dunn.
WHEN DOES IT STOP!?!?
the ability to avaoid the minors
Speed (here me out).
A speed guy can get to more balls in the field.
A speed guy can steal bases more aptly to advance a runner.
A speed guy is more likely to score on a base hit.
You can work on a lot of things in baseball, but being able to run a 40 in 4.4 is god given.
Last edited by EddieMilner; 11-07-2006 at 05:09 PM.
the most important characteristic is a euphonious appellation, such as Kalvoski
When evaluating tools, speed is probably fourth out of the big five, unless you have a cannon of an arm, it could be your 5th most important tool.
Last edited by TOBTTReds; 11-07-2006 at 05:21 PM.
The point of my post was to state the obvious. I just got tired of reading such things as flexability, speed, jump, ect. Because when it comes down to it, there is always someone that is faster, can jump higher, or more flexable. It takes a combination of these skills, that are required to make it and stay in the big league.
There is one skill that can get you to the big leagues and that is the skill to hit home runs. If flexabilty could get you even a cup of coffee, the yoga teacher at the local rec club would be platooning for a spot in Left field.
If there was one other skill that could even get you to the big leagues, I would say it is a fastball that tops 100+ MPH. But if you have no control you will not be around for long.
So I am glad you could help BRM. And thanks for your insight.
WHEN DOES IT STOP!?!?
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