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You can’t get by throwing just a FB unless it is an unhittable one, like Mo Rivera.And even HE has blown 2 really really crucial games in the post season that cost his team the Prize.Seems that Brad has been working on giving up velocity in favor of location, which I will go for location beats velocity every time.Fans think that a closer should swagger out there like Billy Wags and strike out all 3 guys every time on 98 MPH FB.Seriously. replica A Lange & Sohne 110.030 Men's watch Good thing Brian Fuentes isn’t our closer yeah, sarcasm.Fans think that Phil had no right to tell Lidge before the season began that he was The Closer and that somehow, that that would give Lidge the “confidence” they say he lacks.Good grief.
Check the hitting and fielding stats of Chris Burke this ST before and after he was informed that he would, no argument about it, be the starting center fielder.But I can’t really argue with Phil for pulling Lidge that fast (IF it was even his decision, which replica A Lange & Sohne 115.029 Men's watch I don’t know) because of the luck factor.Yes, the luck factor.AKA superstition.A lot of times a manger has to “do SOMEthing” if the team gets itself down because of a losing streak.