It is amazing to me how many times this happens in a big spot every single day in baseball. And as I am watching this Rockies/Cubs game, it is happening again, giving me the idea to write this.
There are so many times when pitchers in baseball will need to throw a strike, and instead, they will throw 4 balls not even close. And either bring up the tying or winning run, or extend the game, maybe even lose. Then the very next inning, there will be 2 men on, or bases loaded, with an 0-2 or 1-2 count. You have a guy at the plate, like Baez for the Cubs here, who will swing at anything within a mile of the strike zone. So as a fan, you are hoping the guy on the mound throws a few not that close, to try and get a swing and miss. But instead, he throws one that looks like it should be sitting on a tee ball somewhere.
This is one of the things in all of sports, that drives me absolutely insane. It is just not smart baseball, and seems to me like this would be one of the easiest things to do. But instead, these pitchers make is seem like one of the tougher things to do in the game.
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