Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Can you teach plate patience?

I've always thought no, but the Pirates are doing their best to prove me wrong. It's still early, but the first returns are mildly encouraging. I'd like to see a lot more than 14 games worth of evidence on this kind of thing, but at the same time seeing them actually take pitches for 14 games is more encouraging than seeing them NOT do it for 14 games.