|On pitch counts|
Written by Adam Adkins (Contact & Archive) on June 16, 2009
First off, kiddies, read this.Â Bill James and Joe Posnanski are two of the best sports writers in the world, so reading them will be daily material.Â There will be a quiz.
The title of the post is 'on pitch counts' for a reason.Â James is absolutely correct when he says that teams have went effing bonkers with the pitch count 'rules', in particular the magical 100.Â There really isn't any reason to stop at 100.
It would appear that each situation is different depending on the pitcher, first, and his history, the stress of the game, the location and weather, the opponent, and the pitcher's performance.Â It must be a hands-on decision, because it's a hands-on situation.
I'm excited to see where Nolan Ryan's ideas run, and if he ends up succeeding or if he buys land next to the Dusty Baker Graveyard.
Adam writes two pieces a week for AHP and also muses about lots of stuff on his blog.Â So, you know, please read it.