Archive for December, 2007

Making a List

Monday, December 24th, 2007

“Our pitching staff is a conspiracy of ifs.”

Branch Rickey

“Fastball, curveball, changeup. He’s 6-2, athletic with a live arm. He’s from the Dominican Republic and his idol is Pedro Martinez. He’s got charisma, animation. He’s got a fastball, 92-94, but can go get 97. He’s got a hard breaking ball that acts like a slurve at times. “

Wayne Krivsky on Edinson Volquez who they obtained for Josh Hamilton

“Nobody likes to hear it, because it’s dull, but the reason you win or lose is darn near always the same – pitching.”

Earl Weaver

It’s true we often hear the old saying above, or an amalgamation of it, and in turn it’s true that we often just shrug it off as being more or less full of air… especially in this day and age of pure offense. (more…)