September 6, 2011

Same As It Ever Was: "Pitchers In These Times Are Fragile Creatures"

Pitchers in these times are fragile creatures, most of whom think that nine innings in a day is about enough and that two appearances in the same week are as much as can be expected from the hardiest. ... Either our ancestors were better men than we or there is a good deal of reserve energy in the average pitcher of our time which rarely gets an opportunity to display itself under conditions that tend to cultivate the psychology of the prima donna.
New York Times, May 4, 1920


Michael said...

Let me guess. From a 1911 newspaper article?

allan said...

I included the source - on the right.

It came three days after the 26-inning 1-1 tie in which both pitchers went the distance.

Amy said...

Love it. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Michael Holloway said...

same as it EVER was