Saturday, February 21, 2015

Change is scary!

Happy New Year, Reader!  It's the year of the Goat, which means the Cubs suck!

Let's look at this thing.  Blah, blah, blah... MLB is doing some excellent things to speed up the pace of play.  Awesome.  Then there's the dumbest food metaphor we've had in a while.  Take it away Mat Latos:

''If you rush a hamburger, it's not going to be completely done. There are going to be too many mistakes. You're going to rush the game. It would just be terrible. I don't think there needs to be a time limit."

Here's the thing, Mat... salmonella is a real thing that happens if you don't cook a burger. Conversely, I do not get a food born illness if Pedro Alvarez isn't allowed a timeout between strikes 2 and 3.

Then there's Adam Eaton weighing in:

''I'm not a big fan. There's a lot of thinking involved. When a pitcher steps on the rubber, there's a lot going on. There's thinking in the dugout, the coaches, everyone. Why speed that up?''

While I'm sure that the guys in the Pirates' dugout are a modern day Manhattan Project every time Jared Hughes holds the ball and refuses to come home, I'm assuming most of the "inside baseball" thinking looks like this:

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