Category Archives: approach

Guessing game

John Smoltz did a pretty good job of analyzing what everybody could see last night during game five of the World Series–everybody, that is, who wasn’t occupying a spot in the Cub dugout. What Smoltz diagnosed was Cleveland’s strategy with Baez at the plate. Throw him a first-pitch strike, Smoltz said, and then throw him […]

Colvin’s coming-out party hits Washington

This old Colvin watcher picked a good night to take in a Nats game. If you watch Colvin nowadays, you get an answer to the question, what could he do if he had an approach? It looks like somebody with his new team advised him to stop “protecting the plate,” or whatever euphemism you like […]