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In Topic: Cubs Season Comedy Video

01 April 2014 - 05:44 PM

Watched it - funny stuff. Thanks Shannon!


BTW, I too have an arm for soccer.

In Topic: Accurate description of Scouting department under Hendry?

29 March 2014 - 08:18 AM

Hey 5412,

I really enjoy reading your comments. One question though: Wasn't D Lee's father a pacific/Asia scout for the Cubs when they signed Fukudome? Or is my memory faulty here?


23 February 2014 - 07:36 PM


I seem to remember you stating that poor pitch-selection (bad batting eye) becomes apparent as a player advances through the minors. The symptoms being an increase in Ks and a decrease in BBs. The reasons are simple: better pitching at the higher levels. If memory serves me correctly, you used CPatterson to demonstrate this trend.


Looking at Vitters' numbers, I'm not seeing this. His BBs have increased at each level: 

A/A+  = 20 BB in 618 PA

AA     = 35 BB in 716 PA

AAA   = 41 BB in 552 PA

Sure, the walk totals are not astounding, and the strikeouts have remained relatively consistent. But are there other explanations for these numbers? What am I missing here?


Thanks, CC

In Topic: Ralph Kiner memories

07 February 2014 - 04:22 PM

Dear 5412,
I concur with Miggy80. I greatly appreciate your comments on this site.

college of coaches

In Topic: A Mini-Manifesto on Baseball and your Life

25 January 2014 - 09:18 AM

Well said Goat!  And hang in there friend.  Tonight I'll enjoy a good beer and hug my wife in honor of your words.  (And by good beer, I don't mean the crappy Magic Hat that's been cluttering my fridge since Thanksgiving.)

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