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bucksox wrote:I know it's a new era of baseball, but I think we are looking a little to hard at pitch count these days. Historically this was never a big issue. Now it is such a big deal. It might have more to do with the way programs are rushing the development of pitchers that is having them have arm problems. I do not know that, but just a thought.
Snakes Gould wrote:i say you let a pitcher with a no no keep going until he lets up a hit. maybe its just the traditionalist in me but 140 really isnt that many pitches, especially when it comes to the history of the game.
bucksox wrote:Hobbes wrote:A world-class sprinter might be in top physical condition, but that doesn't mean he will be able to run a marathon. His muscles just aren't conditioned that way. Similarly, pitchers today are not physically conditioned to pitch very high pitch counts.
Come on. Really? This isn't really a good comparison. You are talking about 2 very different events in sprinting and long distance. Fast versus Slow twitch muscles. I see where you are going and get the idea but... come on. I guess if I was saying you should let closers pitch 100+ pitches then you could make this argument. I think where I was coming from is that even if a young pitcher is "cruisin" in a game and he reaches the magic number, you see more often than not that he gets yanked "just to be on the safe side.
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