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Baseball: Replacements pitchers

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posted on Sep, 2 2004 @ 03:45 PM
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From deans-list.net...:

Given the undeniable rise of the compartmentalized bullpen, the term reliever is making less sense by the day. Maybe the taboo notion of a "replacement pitcher" should be considered as a replacement for relief pitcher. These days, most relievers are only replacing starters, who aren't expected to go nine. It's the guys with undefined bullpen roles - the true mop-up men of the 6th and 7th innings - who are inheriting the runners. They're the ones putting out the fires. And they're the relievers doing the real relief work...




posted on Sep, 2 2004 @ 05:41 PM
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well said, i do enjoy watching some guy that just got the call up from AAA ball to get the starter out of the jam of bases loaded, nobody out. I really feel for these guys, what can be racing through their heads other than, "Man this sucks, my first big league game and i'm gonna give up 3 runs." These guys are the true relievers. the unsung heroes of the bullpen and virually nobody know's who they are unless you're a die hard fan of the team. so i propose a toast to the unknown's that come in with the bases loaded, and Bonds is up next.



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