It's a total advantage to a hitter - If I'm throwing 98 pitch after pitch, a batter can get set for what's coming. If I'm throwing 93, they might know I'm not feeling as well. Why don't we just tell guys what's coming? It's terrible. They'll know what range your fastball is and what your offspeed stuff is. I have no idea why they started doing this.It's an interesting perspective. I don't really look at pitch speeds at Skydome (though I do like seeing how many of any Wakefield's pitches dip below 60), but I like seeing what type of pitch was thrown.
July 14, 2007
Snuffer Hates Radar Guns
Cormac, a Red Sox Blogger in Ireland, links to a Buffalo News story in which Jonathan Papelbon says he'd like to ban all radar guns:
by allan at 12:33 PM