In Reply to: How would you describe his A.L. performance? posted by Kruqeau on September 04, 2009 at 06:03:09
“What the (expletive) do you think my opinion is of it? I think it was (expletive). Put that in. I don’t (expletive) care. What’s my opinion of his performance? (expletive). What the (expletive) do you mean, ‘What is my opinion of his performance?’ How can you ask me a question like that?"
But more seriously, I think there is some explanation of it other than the N.L. being lame (though SD certainly is).
-- I do think the line-ups are very different because of the pitcher, and there's a different mind-set on how to pitch NL than AL (not to mention that there is generally less offensive talent in the line-up because of the lack of DH).
-- There's always been that "strike zone" argument between leagues which might have something to do with it.
-- I also think that often a pitcher is unhappy, and it's probably the position where mental outlook matters most. You change his situation, and he's renewed and invigorated.
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