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I am glad someone on the staff finally grew a pair and beaned a Phillie hitter. I am growing tired of going into Philly and being lit up for 10 runs a game because the Phillie hitters choose to crowd the plate and take advantage of playing at a little league field.

 

Showing the batter who owns the strike zone is a key part of being a good pitcher in the league. Especially in this day and age, it's just to bad the league and it's umpires get so pissy about a few hitters being beaned because a pitcher pitches inside. The pitcher has such an unfair disadvantage today, and it shouldn't be like that.

 

Scotty O grew up a little today, and some of the other pitchers should do the same.

 

 

Don't get me started on the obnoxious celebrations by the Phillie hitters....

 

 

In conclusion, the pitcher should own the strikezone, not the hitter, and a pitcher should have every right to defend it.

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Hell yeah. I beaned an umpire once. Well, I tried to- it sailed right over his shoulder and to the backstop... But yeah- hitting people is awesome. If you are gonna stand there crowding the plate and stare at your homerun like it's pornography, then you better get ready to taste that ball during your next AB, mother*ucker!!!

 

:lol

 

is this guy eligible for ROY poster in next year's site awards?

 

 

 

I totally agree with throwing at the hitters, pitcher's HAVE to be able to throw inside or they're going to get lit up like a christmas tree. you have to be able to throw on both sides of the plate without fear of getting tossed from the game. I can see an umpire giving a warning if things are getting out of hand: ex. pitcher's are consistently headhunting or the pitcher has hit 15 batters in the game already. I know ump's probably worry about a batter gettting injured but this sport should be able to have some contact in it. Maybe the player's/umpires of today need to grow balls like the players/umpires of the past.

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They kick your ass so you throw at them? Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. How about not letting them kick your ass?

 

 

You cannot under any circumstance let the hitter feel comfortable. If you brush a hitter back and pitch to them on the inside part of the plate you do three things:

 

1) A hitter feels uncomfortable at the plate

2) They are less likely to literally stand on top of the plate (Utley and Rollins)

3) You can establish the outer part of the plate

 

The Marlins pitchers have accomplished none of the against the Phillies this year. Seems like every game we play against them they score 8-10 runs.

 

Brush Utley and Rollins off the plate and you can pitch to them on the outside corner. Right now you can't do that.

 

25-30 years ago, if Utley stands where he currently does, he gets knocked down and maybe even a bean ball to the head. Not many hitters could get away with it then, except Frank Robinson, because you didn't want to mess with Robinson.

 

PS, balls to the head are a definite no-no. Anything below the nipples and above the knees is fine.

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If Uttley or Howard are crowding the plate and you feel that gives them an unfair advantage then back them off the plate to take their unfair advantage away.

 

It makes no sense to let them crowd it and then when they kick your ass you retaliate by hitting the .200 hitter.

 

What makes more sense to you, to back off the plate the guys that can hurt you or to hit the guy who can't hurt because you were unwilling to back off the plate the guys who can hurt you?

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If Uttley or Howard are crowding the plate and you feel that gives them an unfair advantage then back them off the plate to take their unfair advantage away.

 

It makes no sense to let them crowd it and then when they kick your ass you retaliate by hitting the .200 hitter.

 

What makes more sense to you, to back off the plate the guys that can hurt you or to hit the guy who can't hurt because you were unwilling to back off the plate the guys who can hurt you?

 

 

Well, what was done was already done.

 

But the purpose of this thread was to point out what you just said, our pitchers need to brush these tards off the plate.

 

I can change the title if you want. :)

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I have seen this before...Where does the perception come from that there has to be a warning for a pitcher to be thrown out for beaning a player? the warning is given to assist the umpire in maintaining control of the game The ump can throw out a pitcher anytime he feels that a beanball was blatently intentional

 

Common sense I guess. I think pitchers should be allowed to pitch inside, and naturally you are gonna hit people now and again. Especially if you're struggling with your control. Also the fact that it's the starting pitcher getting thrown out after hitting one batter, who isn't even any kind of a target. I could understand more someone from the pen who looks like they were sent out to try and hit someone and do nothing else. Especially considering that Cabrera is getting pegged quite regularly by starters and no one is even getting warned for that. But if we hit their #8 hitter our pitcher gets tossed.

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The hell you are, that is why I LOVE ROGER CLEMENS! My fav all-time was the Mike Piazza incident! God forgive!

 

There?s a big difference between backing a guy off when he?s crowding the plate and throwing a 95mph fastball at someone?s head. I?m the first to say pitchers need to pitch inside and you can?t let a hitter hog the plate like he owns it. That?s totally different from a pitcher who acts like a tough guy hitting people on the head in the American League and miraculously never making that ?mistake? when he?s playing in the National League. To me, that is called a coward especially hitting someone who never even showed you up.

 

To enjoy watching anyone get hit on the head and watch them on the ground with their eyelids fluttering is sick. You?re talking about something that could do irreparable damage or kill someone. There are a few players that I can?t stand but I don?t ever want to see any of them in that situation.

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