Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Equal Rights For Pitchers

We lost a close one today 1-0. Guy throws 7 innings of complete dominance, gives up a run on the only two hits he gives up and loses. Not that I am weeping for him or anything, I mean it happens to all of us. It happened to me twice in the last month. I threw 6 innings twice each time giving up one run and each time getting a big fat L next to my name...again. Funny how baseball is, though, my last outing I threw decidedly worse than the last couple and got a big beautiful W in the left column. Baseball is, like most companies, an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, or speed of fastball. Every guy that goes out is equally capable of dominating in a single ballgame or crashing and burning at the hands of his opponents. So our guy lost today but in the grand scheme of things, who cares.

Also, planning a trip around a pitching rotation in the minor leagues is useless. It's as unpredictable as lightning and usually as dangerous. I mean that if you (you know who you are) are trying to plan a trip to see a beautiful city and catch a baseball game, plan around the city not the starting pitcher. Yes, We are scheduled to pitch every 5 days, but this rule is like many rules in the english language...it's breakable. We could have a rainout, fogout, power outage, wind storm, riot, fire, or worse. Don't get me wrong, we will play that game, but not necessarily in accordance with the "every fifth day" rule. If we have to play a double header, that means two guys start on one day. Then factor in an off day or a late season promotion...what day am I pitching now? I resume my earlier point. Make your plans around seeing some ballgame, not a specific one. The city is more interesting anyway.

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