Here's the quote from the piece that made my morning:
"If you're going to miss, miss in. I'm not going to miss over the plate."- Jonathan Sanchez
He's absolutely right. We could've used some of this kind attitude from 1995-2010. Seriously.
I think that toughness matters. Establishing the inside of the plate is important (and so is not issuing BBs, Sanchez). Perhaps when you have more people standing up for each other this way, you'll have more sacrifices, moving runners over, and not swinging for yourself too? I hope so. - TL