From John Fays blog today.SWING, BATTER: Baker chatted pre-game with Chris Dickerson on Saturday about strikeouts. Not so much that Dickerson fanned four times Friday, but was caught looking three times.
“I know the camera’s on me, but I’m about to explode on those called strikes,” Baker said. “That gives you no chance. You put the ball in play, anything can happen.”
When it was suggested that some calls appeared borderline, Baker replied:
“Sometimes you’ve got to take it out of his hands.”
Something to keep an eye on. I have to worry if Dusty is telling guys to swing at anything close because a swing and a miss or bad contact is better than a called strike. Lets see what happens.