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Old 01-05-2011, 04:24 PM   #346
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I'm hugely disappointed Abreu will be moved to DH. Watching Hamilton liners fly over his fat head always brought me such joy.
That lazy fuck Abreu is still around? He was incredibly overrated by Phillies fans when he was here. He was a lazy piece of shit who had speed but never cared enough to use it. He was McNabb before McNabb.
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Yay for Robbie, too!

His run with the Jays was at the height of my baseball fandom, and he was truly a pleasure to watch every day.

Well, except for that one day.
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Pitching is the problem. There's not enough to spread it amongst 30 teams.
Why is that? Do you think, perhaps, there is just more offensive talent to go around?

I mean lets be honest... baseball was founded without the idea of the professional pitching systems that we have today. It still works, just in a different way.

In basketball, on the other hand, you have a little amount of teams picking on the rest of the league because there is clearly not enough talent to fill up all of the other teams (especially with small roster sizes). There is the haves and the have nots.
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Why? I have no idea.
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There apparently aren't 32 human beings capable of playing quarterback in the NFL either. Shit happens. But WHY?
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Complete speculation, but I'd guess that at least a small part of the reason is that hitters have gotten bigger and stronger over the years (and probably half of them are juiced...) but that pitchers can't develop that same strength because of the way their limbs are stretched during a pitch, they need more flexibility.

Any kinesiologists around?
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There apparently aren't 32 human beings capable of playing quarterback in the NFL either. Shit happens. But WHY?
Why do college football teams cultivate and accentuate offense over defense?

(...since we're talking to ourselves here.)
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Complete speculation, but I'd guess that at least a small part of the reason is that hitters have gotten bigger and stronger over the years (and probably half of them are juiced...) but that pitchers can't develop that same strength because of the way their limbs are stretched during a pitch, they need more flexibility.

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There were more pitchers named in the mitchell report than hitters.

And the top of the line pitchers had as good a season last year as they've had since the 60s.

And there's still an abundance of bad pitching.

Why?

Two reasons. Too many teams. Omar Minaya.


And while we're on juicing, lets just state for the record that taking steroids does not turn you into some hulking monster. Taking steroids speeds up recovery time. Quicker recovery times allows the user to work out longer, harder, and decreases time off between workouts. What one looks like after is dependent upon what kind of workouts that person is doing... be it to add mass and weight or to gain strength and endurance.

Huge lou ferigmo looking dudes can be clean, slender lance armstrong can be jacked full of enough steroids to kill a small horse.
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Would you draw the correlation between an expanding world population and an increase in the amount of talent? If so, I would say that's a good enough reason to not contract a league (so long as it's financially operatable).

If you do not think there is enough talent, I'm sure in time enough talent will come around.
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the majority of the world doesn't play baseball... soooo no. i wouldn't draw that correlation whatsoever. baseball's played in the US, central america and japan. that's really about it.

and it's a dying sport amongst america's youth.
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Huh... certainly not dying among the youth here that's for sure.
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That's because Florida is full of fucking Cubans.
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Heh, that's Miami. Up here, it's an even mix of Mexican, Jewish, Haitian, and South American (a.k.a. Hispanic, not Cuban/Central American).
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Its all but dead amongst inner city youths and dying in states above the mason dixon
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I hope the Yankees don't give up a draft pick for Soriano. Ugh.
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