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Kilroy
06-24-2003, 11:39 PM
why does Koch always throw the first pitch to the damn back-stop??

MarqSox
06-24-2003, 11:42 PM
It's called controlled wildness.

TornLabrum
06-24-2003, 11:45 PM
Originally posted by MarqSox
It's called controlled wildness.

Ryne Duren used to do that all the time, except it was a 100 mph fastball, thrown high.

MRKARNO
06-24-2003, 11:52 PM
Tradition

kevingrt
06-25-2003, 12:40 AM
Originally posted by MRKARNO
Tradition

Best and funniest answer yet! HAHA

gosox41
06-25-2003, 03:43 AM
Originally posted by Kilroy
why does Koch always throw the first pitch to the damn back-stop??

Because he's a lousy pitcher.

Paulwny
06-25-2003, 07:01 AM
Originally posted by TornLabrum
Ryne Duren used to do that all the time, except it was a 100 mph fastball, thrown high.

As you probably remember Duren wore coke bottle glasses and was a known drinker. After the ball hit the screen Berra would mention to the umpire but loud enough for the hitter to hear that Duren had a "rough night". It added to the fear factor.
Koch may think that batters are getting too comfortable in the box and wants to put some fear in their minds.

MarqSox
06-25-2003, 07:51 AM
Its kind of like Nuke Laloosh in "Bull Durham" when Crash Davis tells him to throw a fastball at the bull mascot, which was standing next to the dugout.

Or, perhaps more realistically, think of the famous All Star Game moment when Randy Johnson threw a fastball behind John Kruk and Kruk ended up striking out with two of the worst looking swings in history ... :smile: