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"Talent Dilution" Ignorance

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by qtlaw, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Heard Dusty Baker on the radio yesterday talking about how pitchers these days are coddled in part because in the good old days there were less teams, so that must mean more good pitchers then.

    Hello, does Dusty not understand that the game is now more international than ever and that the population has grown the past 40 years? This is the same thing I hear when people talk about expansion in the NFL, NBA, etc.

    Yes there are more spots to fill, but damn hasn't the talent pool grown as well? I'm just asking for your views given that you writers follow the sports world more closely than I.
     
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Consider the source. Dusty also thinks black guys play better than white guys in hot weather.

    I Fucking Love Dusty Baker.
     
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Just curious - if you don't follow "the sports world more closely" why would this matter to you?
     
  4. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Also because of expansion, there are more hitters, which means more base-clogging.
     
  5. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    I follow sports, its just you're writers and I'm not and I value your views.
     
  6. ralph russo

    ralph russo Member


    You are 100 percent right about the talent pool and this is yet another example of why the ability to play the game does not necessarily give you the ability to analyze it.
     
  7. Take out the "in hot weather" part of that statement and he is dead-on accurate.
     
  8. Crash

    Crash Active Member

    The flip-side to the talent pool argument is the increase in specialization at a young age, which lowers the talent pool a little. How many kids who could be damn good ballplayers give it up to chase basketball, football, golf, hockey, soccer or some other sport?
     
  9. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Is that you, Jimmy The Greek?

    I mean, really?
     
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Blacks were bred to play ball for the amusement of the plantation owners.
     
  11. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Mark Prior just ripped the head off his Dusty Baker voodoo bobblehead with his teeth.
     
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    And tore a tendon in his elbow in the process.
     
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