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czalgosz
03-17-2003, 01:32 PM
"He has been programmed, before we got him, by the A's... Their philosophy is taking a lot of pitches and getting deep in the count. Most times, I notice guys who come from the American League to the National League weren't used to being aggressive and took a lot of pitches. It's going to take time to change your mind-set. We're trying to let him be himself at the same time." --Dusty Baker, Cubs manager, on infielder Mark Bellhorn

Am I missing something here? Is it me, or is Baker saying that patience is a bad thing?

Foulke You
03-17-2003, 01:53 PM
Originally posted by czalgosz
Am I missing something here? Is it me, or is Baker saying that patience is a bad thing?

It isn't just you. That is a baffling statement. Perhaps this is the reason Bellhorn struck out 144 times last year? He had people encouraging him to do so.