Pitching is an art. There may not be another position in another sport at another level of competition more delicate, more prone to physical malady, psychological malfunction, confidence (the pitchers', his manager, his teammates, the fans, the press), or the simple game-of-inches factor of aerodynamics, than pitching day in and day out to big league hitters. The pitcher is part test pilot, part high wire act, part mental patient.
The average fan does not have a clue about any of this. He pays his money and watches the games expecting out of his favored teams' pitchers the same thing he expects out of running backs, quarterbacks, power forwards, goalies, milers, and shortstops. Only if you have pitched, faced the toughest competition, experienced the rigors of the pitching craft, can you truly understand just how great the best of the best are. A Christy Mathewson, a Bob Feller, a Tom Seaver and, for a few years at least, a Tim Lincecum.
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Causes Steven Travers Supports
Conservative, Christian, USC, American patriotism