What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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Does anyone else think that Hamilton has been way to aggressive since his return from the disabled list?
I tire of him swinging and missing at so many pitches that it seems like he should be taking.
Maybe I just don't know why? I hope there is a why other than just pressing his luck because he is frustrated.
Maybe someone needs to have a heart to heart with Hambone or maybe I'm just out of my league.
It just doesn't seem like he is waiting for his pitch or letting the ball come to him, and I don't need a lecture about how he is hitting well. I know how he is doing and I know what he is capable of, a lot more if he would be more selective.
We all know that he expects more of himself but I wish he would stop expecting, pressing, and start WAITING and working; patience is not a time frame but rather a state of being. That's the way baseball go. If you are true to the game it will reward you. You have to do what the game expects of you, roll with the punches, and not try to press something on it that don't, that won't fly. There's times when God lets the enemy right up on us. There's times when He lets us take punch after punch, blow after blow, not because he won't save us, fight for us, but because he wants us to persevere in temptation so that we might be crowned with his glory. Wait for the Lord, take courage; be stouthearted, wait for the Lord!
Take as an example of hardship and patience, brothers, the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
Indeed we call blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of the perseverance of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, because “the Lord is compassionate and merciful.”
Josh is hitting over .300 w/ 25 HR and almost 100 RBI, and was out for 6 weeks or more with an injury that he never should've had. What more do you want from him? Maybe the help you need is recognizing a good player right in front of your face.
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Great another mile long post by Joe ... Waist of time
Don't just swing, swing at the appointed time when you'll land a punch with a strength not your own.
Martin - He's also going by "Jim Bob Bill", as you will see.
That is not true little Ricky.
I don't think I have posted in over a month.
I never imitate myself, I am what I am.
Thanks for reading!
Then you have an imposter, pal. And my original response to your post was dead on.
If you think I posted the Jesus rant by Joe then you are the dumbest SOB on here.
If this thread isn't evidence that forums should be moderated, I don't know what is. There are some questions & opinions that deserve consideration from the masses; the rest need to stay between you and your drinking buddies. This is one of them.
Grow up, all of you.
TSU - It is one guy. Not me and not Martin. This is one dude crying for attention without contribution. He uses several names and never gives any baseball input.
Just ignore him.
The pitcher KNOWS Josh is going to swing at that first pitch, and can't simply throw a fastball down the middle to get ahead. It also puts pressure on the pitcher to not miss toward the middle of the plate. Josh is talented enough to crush just about anything near the strike zone -- whether it be a slider or change up or fastball. If the pitcher isn't skilled enough to paint either corner at will, then Josh already has a good idea where the pitch he can handle will be located, and can launch a free swing with no worries about striking out. He's going to hit it a long ways if he centers the ball with that unencumbered swing.
If the pitcher wastes the pitch, thinking Josh might chase it, he's soon to learn Josh has a real good eye for the strike zone. Now Josh is ahead in the count, and pitcher is under even more pressure for the rest of the At-Bat.
It takes an extremely talented player to have such an obvious strategy, and pull it off. Josh and everybody else in the building knows he's going to be aggressive on the first pitch, but he uses that to his advantage through the pressure it puts on the pitcher.
Sweet baby Jesus! This entire post almost made me laugh out loud in class.
I forgive you Rickey!
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