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Postby WharfRat » Fri May 26, 2006 7:37 am

d18Mike wrote:He put Ruth in an otherwise statistically average lineup (like the Giants, I guess) and ran a 1000+ seasons on the computer.


I know that one, pretty neat. ;-D But it was actually an extremely below-average lineup, IIRC. The years where Ruth was walked every time, the team scored a couple hundred more runs than the years where they pitched to him, I think. The guy hitting behind Ruth averaged something like .255, but with 170 RBIs when Ruth was walked. Pretty wild. :-D Thanks for bringing that up.
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Re: Should Barry Bonds be pitched around?

Postby The Big Stick » Fri May 26, 2006 7:43 am

PlayingWithFire wrote:I know some of those intentional walks and beanings are due to the fact that pitchers don't want to be the one giving up 715. But from a purely baseball prespective. Can Bonds, who's hitting in the .250 range, still do enough damage to warrant all those walks and free passes?


I have never been a fan of the INT wlaks. I love watching a good old hitter/pitcher battle. That's why I love watching C Zambrano because he is not afraid of throwing it up and in or low and away. As far as a pitcher not wanting to give up 715, I remember several pitchers saying on ESPN TV and Radio, that they were just doing what they were told to do. I think some pitchers care while, some are just out to make good pitches and get an out.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri May 26, 2006 8:58 am

I don't see why you won't pitch to him. He is obviously not the same hitter he was.
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Postby Lofunzo » Fri May 26, 2006 10:15 am

Big Stick.......Bushkill?? We have a place in Hemlock Farms.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Fri May 26, 2006 1:21 pm

thanks for clearing that up
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Postby The Big Stick » Fri May 26, 2006 5:29 pm

Lofunzo wrote:Big Stick.......Bushkill?? We have a place in Hemlock Farms.


not far from me at all.
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