TheRawDAWG wrote:SHOCKandAWE wrote:Philly Pride wrote:Yeah, who's Encarnacion hitting these off of exactly?
1) Lenny DiNardo
2) Ian Snell
3) Scott Baker - pretty legit
4) Randy Johnson -- I'm sure he gave a crap
5) Brad Radke - old and I'm sure he gave a crap
6) Willie Eyre -who??????
Why dont you put "I'm sure he gave a crap for everyone?"
Unless of course you spoke with RJ and Radke personally and they told you this.
I am sorry but i doubt any competitor goes out there and says I dont give two $hits about today. RJ and Radke dont strike me as two people that express this attitude. Usually players like this dont play that years.
Actually, pitchers who have a spot sewn up in their rotations really don't care too much about HRs or Runs in ST. They are there to get there arms in shape and work on pitches. So he is actually right. Some guys fighting for jobs will try a little harder than the guys with them in their back pocket.
I still disagree with him but everyone is entitled to their opinions.
Do you think if someone asked Randy Johnson if he doesnt give a crap during spring training that he would say that he doesnt care?
I think that real competitors always care and I would put Randy in this class.
Maybe I am looking at it objectively here but to say that someone has success against Randy because Randy didnt care doesnt sit well with me. I am willing to bet that Encarnicion had a good at bat instead of Randy not caring.
I guess its the whole glass is empty or half full theory. Some people can look at things in a positive way and some can think of it as a negative. I myself try to look at things in a positive way.