Article: Doumit demonstrating patience
Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:09 PM
"You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time." -- Jim Bouton, "Ball Four"
Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:28 AM
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:06 AM
It might be a bit more common.
I'm not suggesting it doesn't happen. In younger players like Hunter and Morneau, they were just developing these skills in their prime seasons and this is something you see routinely from players who are acclimating to the league. Both basically reached the point where they were matching their minor league walk rates. Doumit, as you mentioned, is entering his age-31 season. I don't envision a leap forward for him in the walk department but even a climb to 7-8% is not out of the question.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:36 PM
I am a big fat loser.
(If Parker can silently update his posting to make my reply look incomprehensible in retrospect, so can I, except for the silent part I guess.)
Edited by ashburyjohn, 03 April 2012 - 09:45 PM.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:20 PM
> or made a conceited effort to improve his discipline
Gardy will not put up with clubhouse cancers.
Maybe as long as they have "
a modern level of pop" he will. Antique levels of pop are not enough.
Good read, I like to hear about what the newcomers on the team might bring to the table.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:50 PM
Ha. Thank you for pointing out the errors in the piece. You are a big fat winner in my book.
You had me at "big fat".