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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!

Regards,

case44

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Pitchers Are Such Lightweights, Aren't They?

Posted 09-17-2021 at 06:13 PM by case44


It seems the art of pitching in Major League Baseball is slipping away. There was a time when some pitchers rigidly conditioned themselves so that they can last long in games.

When was the last time a pitcher on your favorite team actually threw a complete game? You'd be amazed that there are teams that do not have one single complete game from a starting pitcher. Too many guys today are on a pitch limit. Look, I get it that you don't want to throw too much, but how much is too much?? Today, we have better technology than we had thirty years ago, and yesteryear's pitchers lasted longer in games even having thrown 120 pitches in a given start. That's what I thought. Our life expectancy is supposed to actually be better with today's players than those who used to be in the league and often succeeded more often than the ones of now.

It's a mystery, id-nit??

My opinion is that athletes today are not as good as the ones who walked before them. Conditioning for pitchers has to improve, and that's because you see too many guys unable to make it into five innings. And these are starting pitchers! And, no, they can't be walking guys or giving up too many hits, but a pitcher should be able to make it through five innings, even if the number reaches 70 around that point. But I'd like to see the complete game make a comeback and pitchers consistently getting into the eighth inning and beyond.

If only we could magically lay hands on pitchers before games....
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