Last edited by WVRedsFan; 05-08-2009 at 11:46 PM.
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
Last edited by Ron Madden; 05-09-2009 at 04:17 AM.
In my humble opinion Pujols is the only legitimate Hall of Fame candidate on either roster.
Players like Albert Pujols are very few and far between and should be promoted as much as possible for the overall good of the game.
I haven't read the whole thread so maybe there is stuff I'm missing but the P/PA discussion over the last few pages really was an example of an overreaction rather than an example of poor behavior or someone trying to appear superior.
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
It is sort of like sitting and listening to a proud parent who is constantly telling you of their kid's accomplishments and greatness every time they visit, whether or not it has any relevance to the current conversation. Sort of like Uncle Leo bragging to Jerry about Cousin Jeffrey.
"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."
The problem was, you weren't musing.
You were stating, as fact, that the reason that the Cards hitters are so much better than ours, is because they work the count so deeply, and that it is a organizational trait ingrained in them from the low minors.
You made sweeping generalizationals about our hitters, the Cards hitters, and each's organizational approach to hitting, based on your observations of less than 1 game.
A musing comment would be something like " I've noticed that the Cards seem to be working the pitchers tonight. Is that something they often do, or is it just this one game?"
And for the record, Pineiro was leading the NL in pitches per inning going into last night, essentially due to the fact he doesn't miss bats and lets everyone hit it. Notwithstanding that, we made him throw a ton of pitches and worked him harder than anyone else had this year.
Enough with this. Take it private if you want to continue making it personal please.
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