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Medical advancements have given pitchers an unfair advantage

Postby GeneRex » Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:51 pm

Since Tommy John surgury, pitchers have been able to increase the playing time and abilities in a way that batters have not.

But I guess you could always argue that this is just a way for pitchers to catch back up since, thanks to the dominating Bob Gibson, they lowered the mounds to give an advantage to the hitters.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:59 pm

Tommy John surgery does not increase a player's abilities.
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Re: Medical advancements have given pitchers an unfair advan

Postby WittyC » Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:04 pm

GeneRex wrote:Since Tommy John surgury, pitchers have been able to increase the playing time and abilities in a way that batters have not.

But I guess you could always argue that this is just a way for pitchers to catch back up since, thanks to the dominating Bob Gibson, they lowered the mounds to give an advantage to the hitters.


What about arthroscopic surgery on players' knees? Or like you said, the mounds being dropped down.

Besides, and purist will tell you, a 1-0 win is more exciting to watch than a 20-19 win. Pitchers should have the advantage because hitting is suppose to be hard. This sport was once a great equalizer because even the smallest guys could compete with the biggest guys. Now the strike zone gets smaller every year, the mound gets lower every year, and the skill level of hitters was still so low that they had to juice up to compete. I hate that Bud Selig so much.
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