that's the big thing this year, tipping your pitches
You hit the nail on the head, man. It's the excuse du jour
. You hear this almost every time a pitcher is getting raked.
This is at least the 7th time I've heard this excuse this year: Weaver, Harden, Bonderman, Contreras, Piniero even Maddux .. MADDUX. There are likely scores of others.
It's trendy. I don't buy it. If it were that simple all of these guys would have found their Mojo by now. Except Maddux, none really have.