A few weeks ago, I cut a newspaper clip out of the St. Louis Post Dispatch that pertained to pitchers knocking hitters down. I wanted to address it in a blog article, but thought I'd throw it out here first.
In the article, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Lloyd McClendon, said:
"I've never asked a pitcher to hit anybody. And I never would. It's really a simply philosophy. Who am I to tell a player how to react or feel? If you think something was done unjustly to a teammate, and you feel strong about it, then take care of it. You don't need me to tell you what to do."
What are your thoughts? What are you seeing at your level of play?