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    "The key is if you get a good pitch to hit, whack it. As a hitter, if you get a good pitch to hit and you hit it hard, you've done your job. ... If you do that seven out of 10 times, you've got to a good chance of getting four or five hits."
    Memo to Dusty:

    That "good pitch to hit" is called a strike. Strikes do not result in walks.

    p.s. stop giving Fay extra opportunities to look bad.
    How do we know he's not Mel Torme?

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    What's scary is that if by "hit it hard", Dusty means "hit a line drive", then his math is pretty good. Unfortunately, even the very best hitters only hit line drives 25% of the time -- not 70%.

    The other thing I question is the differentiation between a strike and "a good pitch to hit". Dunn's primary weakness is that his range of "good pitches to hit" isn't all that big. Watching a strike and watching a good pitch to hit are two different things.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    "Things aren't going too well," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "This is the third streak we've been on like this. We've got to win that game (today)."



    The Reds have scored a total of nine runs over their last five games.
    "We've made a lot of people look good lately," Baker said.

    http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs...807300354/1071

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    It definitely doesn't have to be a strike and at the same time be a good ball to hit. That's up to the umpire a lot of times. A lot of balls are hit into the holes and a lot aren't, so the point is true. If you hit the ball enough times eventually you'll get one that counts.

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    Re: Dusty hearts walks

    Hide your power alleys; Hide your wife

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    Re: Dusty hearts walks

    Quote Originally Posted by LvJ View Post
    Lineup
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    Shortstop
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    Free Swinger
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    OBP
    OBP
    OBP

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    Father and Son...Awww
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    Re: Dusty hearts walks

    Quote Originally Posted by Spring~Fields View Post
    Lineup
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    Perfect!

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    Re: Dusty hearts walks

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    What's scary is that if by "hit it hard", Dusty means "hit a line drive", then his math is pretty good. Unfortunately, even the very best hitters only hit line drives 25% of the time -- not 70%.

    The other thing I question is the differentiation between a strike and "a good pitch to hit". Dunn's primary weakness is that his range of "good pitches to hit" isn't all that big. Watching a strike and watching a good pitch to hit are two different things.
    Sometimes we take the analytical side of the game a bit too far. I think that this is one of those times.

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    Re: Dusty hearts walks

    Quote Originally Posted by Spring~Fields View Post
    Lineup
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    OBP
    OBP
    Catcher
    To be fair, I made a small adjustment. Otherwise, spot on!
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Dusty hearts walks

    Quote Originally Posted by 37red View Post
    It definitely doesn't have to be a strike and at the same time be a good ball to hit. That's up to the umpire a lot of times. A lot of balls are hit into the holes and a lot aren't, so the point is true. If you hit the ball enough times eventually you'll get one that counts.
    So are you saying that there are a lot of good pitches to hit that aren't strikes?
    How do we know he's not Mel Torme?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Sometimes we take the analytical side of the game a bit too far. I think that this is one of those times.

    How about this ?

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    As partners in other successful baseball organizations we know how it's done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Sometimes we take the analytical side of the game a bit too far. I think that this is one of those times.
    And sometimes we mistake a mirage for an oasis. Dusty sees the puzzle but doesn't quite understand how the pieces fit together. I see nothing wrong with pointing that out.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Dusty hearts walks

    Dusty loves walks...as long as they don't occur at the top of the order.


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