AWSI Musings: Nostalgia and the No Pitch Intentional Walk…

We introduced the “SNapkin” concept in this post. Here’s another to peruse and ponder.  Enjoy!—The Gang


 

Really people… really? You’re going to come undone because this season, Major League Baseball (MLB) did away with the four-pitch intentional walk?

Note to whiners:

Here’s a compelling reason to embrace the no pitch intentional walk, per Ryan Madson of the Oakland A’s:

“When you throw the soft pitches, it throws you off a little bit because the first pitch to the next hitter is not always the best.”

Think about those half-hearted golf swings on short Par 3s or putts within 6-inches. Or basketball shots, like “free” throws that should be “gimmes” but aren’t. Heck, Annie told us about getting reprimanded for having a lazy back kick during her track workouts. “The clock doesn’t lie,” said her coach as he made her run a lap the right way — which just so happened to be 5 seconds faster than the previous lazy loop around the track.

AWSI, Madson has a great point actually. Doc has spent a bit of time pondering the concept of nostalgia.

Of course there’s nothing wrong with the nostalgias themselves. They contribute richness and enjoyment. You can object only to the limitations related to them…

We say, let this season “play out.” Sure the no pitch walks isn’t a time saver per se, but it could do wonders for moving the game along if the pitcher maintains command of his fast ball, curve, change-up, etc.
 


And The Enchanted Jukebox Sez…

And oh the change is gonna do me good… From Elton John’s “Honky Cat.”


Thanks for reading!

#SCMF !

—Dossie & The Gang

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