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    FOX RANT: Abolish the pitch count!

    By Tony Fox

    At one point in time, it was common to see a Starting Pitcher throw over 150 pitches per start.  Over time, pitch counts began to be closely monitored and pitchers were removed from a game because their pitch count had reached a certain number.  In today’s environment, every MLB club abides by the same notion that a SP should only mildly exceed 100 pitches per start, at best.

    In my opinion, today’s pitch count philosophy is complete and utter nonsense.  Additionally, the result of this practice has been – and will continue to be – detrimental to our beloved game.

    General Misnomers:

    Pitchers are human, not batteries

    Think about one of your favorite electronic devices and its battery …

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Ron Shandler

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