- Mar 11, 2007
I think it’s agreed upon across all MLB with some head scratching and disbelief but a general acceptance.Is it generally agreed on this board that for whatever reason there is a mental hurdle for a not insignificant amount of pitchers when asked to transition from the 8th inning role to the 9th inning role?
not just in baseball but in other sports and even other endeavors- wrapping something up, finishing, ending something…. Is stressful. There’s pressure there to get it right like at no other point. Perhaps it shouldn’t be like that but hitting those two free throws with :01 seconds remaining to win or to wrap up that novel in tbe final chapter is difficult.