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November 5, 2012 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Balls That Look Like Strikes


Sam Miller

As Jared Hughes and others have shown, not all who wander are wild.

Before we start, just a question: What does a pitcher do to avoid walking batters? This might be a trick question, and it might not be, but whether it is or not doesn’t matter because you’re not on The Price is Right and there’s no prize for getting it right. So what is it, smart guy? How does a pitcher avoid walking batters?


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