Wednesday, June 24, 2015

My Disappointment in Pete Rose Cannot Be Put Into Words


As many of you know I tend to side with the minority on a lot of subjects, and definitely not always on purpose or just to be different, regarding Major League Baseball. I supported all the steroid users, especially Alex Rodriguez, and I supported adding Pete Rose not only back into baseball but I supported putting Rose into the MLB Hall of Fame. You can imagine the disappointment I feel today when I read the new Outside the Lines posts on ESPN stating that the league now has proof that Rose bet on games while playing in them, not just as a manager of the Cincinnati Reds. My ultimate argument was that Rose only bet on the Reds to win games, so technically he did what he was being paid to do anyway, and that Rose’s Hall of Fame induction should judge him as a player and not as a manager. Both of those theories are now out the window and I have to say I’m pretty heartbroken about it.

If Rose had any shot of getting back into Major League Baseball now that Rob Manfred is the Commissioner of MLB that shot went out the window with Mike Bertolini’s long-lost notebook. The Hit King’s quest for reinstatement is over and so is my defense of Mr. Rose. I hate to end a day that started out as a celebration of 1,000,000 views with such a somber tone but I have to, I don’t have the energy to post anything else tonight, I feel like I lost and I didn’t really have a horse in the race in this matter.

Oh well, try and enjoy your night Yankees family and we’ll be back to good spirits tomorrow!


22 comments:

  1. DANIEL....Don't beat yourself up over this guy. It's not worth it.
    He continues to lie. He continues to fabricate his situation. Everything changes, and it is never
    his fault..........................It is his fault.
    If he was honest from day one, the page could have been turned. He lies.

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  2. WOULD YOU GIVE THE BALL......to Sabathia, during what should be a tight
    stretch run ?
    During the last 70 games, do you give the ball to Sabathia 10-12 times ?
    I hope not.

    A guy with a 5.50 plus ERA, should never be given the ball, that many times. Never.
    This is going to be a problem, that management must address.

    A good guy, with no place to hide him.

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    1. I'm with you little p, there is no way you give the ball to CC. He is another guy I have defended until I was blue in the face only to be left disappointed

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  3. No. Release Capuano and let Sabathia take his place as long relief/mop up. Next, and I am truly sorry little p, but Hans was right on this one. Eavoldi is a failed starter. Move him to the bullpen as well and maybe he becomes the next Wade Davis.

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    1. Too early to give up on Evo. He had a terrible start in Miami and a great start in Detroit, I think. He is inconsistent but it's too early to say failed starter in my opinion... Setting myself up for another fail.

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    3. You didn't have to delete the comment Hans, I didn't really see anything wrong with it.

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    4. I thought someone's panties would get ruffled. I tried to be PC believe it or not

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  4. The Straight may have more wins this year then in years past, however if you look at his run support you would no why. He is the beneficiary of over 6 runs a game average, yet he still leads the league in hits given up. This guy has no secondary pitches or put away pitches. I think it is pretty evident!

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  5. There is no reason why Eovo can't develop an out pitch of some sort...except his head. Many guys like him have trouble wanting to take anything off the fastball to get better control and command. If he were to work at it hard he could have a change-up, splitter or cutter maybe all of them but a pitching coach can only suggest things. Unless he gets it in his head to do it and work hard at it, he will always be "Mr. Straight" and end up on the discard pile.

    He has shown a good splitter, but can't seem to use it every time out...in fact only once has it been used much in a game. I can't relate to someone that doesn't do the best he can without even thinking about it.

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    1. Don't think it's his head keeping him from being great. He has shown many times this season that he is willing to completely abandon the fastball and throw breaking stuff, but when the pitches are not there he goes with what he has, a fastball. You can get away with that when you have movement on the fastball, unfortunately he doesn't. His breaking pitches make or break him and it doesn't take long to realize if he has it or not on any particular night.

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    2. I am of the belief that 98 and straight is nothing to major league hitters. I'll take 92 with movement everyday of the week then 98 and straight. His breaking pitches are average at best and I continue not to understand this move till this day. Rothschild to me is an average pitching coach and if the guys hasn't been able to help an established pitcher like CC how is he going to help Straight? Please don't tell me that CC throws 89-92 because Andy and Jimmy Key and Maddox made a living at that speed and were very successful

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    3. If one has a 98 mph Straight fastball he can still blow the hitters away! Think about it, if one has Control & Command, he will still need those other pitches at times...right?
      There are very few hitters that can hit a 98 mph fastball...if it is put where it is supposed to be! He needs other pitches to make life easier...for himself.
      Of corse, both of you are right if he can't put the ball where he wants to.

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    4. CC has 92 MPH and movement, still sucks, and yes I know you said not to bring that up. Andy didn't need coaching, he was special. Some pitchers don't, see Glavine, Maddox and Smoltz. Leo Mazzone was a terrible pitching coach after those guys left and after he left Atlanta.

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    5. David Price said that there is no better pitch in the majors then a well located fastball. It can be 98 and straight all day long but if it clips the corner in the right situation, ie a situation where he isn't sitting fastball, then it can be just as effective as any other pitch.

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    6. CC is done like yesterdays newspaper, Straight is just that and I'm not sure he can locate like those names mentioned above and I still disagree about players not being able to hit a 98 straight FB. Farnsworth threw that all day long and got rocked most of those days.

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    7. I think I done, done said that Daniel but, Price is right 98 at the hands (inside) or at the letters is about as unhittable as there is. It is very hard for a hitter to lay off a high fastball near the eye level...we have all heard the saying; "He is seeing the ball very well"! The ball up is the one that looks like an easy hittable pitch in one's mind...baseball instincts take over and they swing and miss over and over again.
      In about 50 years of playing baseball, I have swung at that pitch somewhere around 95% of the time...and hit it about (maybe) 5% of the time. I knew I couldn't get on top of it or even catch up to it but, I couldn't stop swinging at it!

      That is why it is imperative he get very good Command & Control of his fastball and add something else.

      My opinion only!

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  6. STRAIGHT...PANTIES...DUMB....what a batch of baloney salesman you are.

    The truth is Eovaldi is evolving into a dynamic pitcher.
    I saw what the Mets had with Nolan Ryan, but he walked too many, and they sent him packing.
    To dismiss a future Hall of Fame pitcher. Nothing has changed with them. Such idiots.

    Eovaldi may not be perfect....but he is getting better.
    He has yet to have reached his high water mark. Calling him straight, is dumb.

    I used to call him...The Great Eovaldi.
    I see clearer now...The Revolver, the Evolving Eovaldi....is the sidearm this team needs.

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  7. Mulch the only thing straighter than Eovaldi's fastball might just be you. Sorry but you're delusional on this guy.

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  8. HANSEL SAYS I'M DELUSIONAL.....I say he lacks baseball smarts.
    Maybe I'm right, and he is nuts. I won't drag this out. I've been there already.

    Nathan Eovaldi, called by some...'straight'. How idiotic.
    I now refer to Eovaldi, as the Revolver. Or, the big gun. How big.....7-2 big.
    Who is better ? Sabathia ? Tanaka ? Big Mike ? No one.
    So the hits are a bit inflated, 82.1 innings / 105 hits, sounds a touch high. But in
    the proper perspective, those hits were mostly flares, and many should have been handled
    better by recent call-ups. I say only 70, or so, were honest shots.

    Call me delusional ? I say know your facts. A 7-2 is team best, and now 16-5 is within reach.

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    1. How fair is that though patrick? We only know that because we watch those flares and such. Couldn't the same be said for most, if not all, pitchers in the majors? Leaving Eovaldi probably (possibly) still leading the league in hits allowed.

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    2. Delusional Mulch last time I looked a hit is a hit in the scorebook. It doesn't say flair or hard hit ball or blooper. Straight is what he is and thats 98 and straight. I will give him his props on his last start pitching very well, however I will point out that he also gets 6 plus runs a game in support.

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