In defense of a pitcher hitting.
How being forced to hit has dialed Max Scherzer’s game and propelled him to become baseball’s best.
Annie Savoy: What do you believe then?
Crash Davis: Well, I believe in the soul, the cock, the pussy, the small of a woman’s back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and thedesignated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
Annie Savoy: Oh my.
At the beginning of the season, the NL’s best offseason acquisition, starting pitcher Max Scherzer, compared his new role as number nine hitter to someone swinging a wet newspaper…
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