Wickman? Love him.

All you Bob Wickman haters, give it a rest. Aside from his numbers, which are great, you gotta admit, the man keeps you watching the game. It’s a roller coaster ride every time he pitches. As much as I loved Jose Mesa in his prime, you could literally leave the game when he took the mound. A win was a forgone conclusion. Sure, it was great to have that certainty, but not as much fun as Wickie. With Wickman, you’re glued to the game until the last pitch.

It’s a bit like getting rid of umpires in favor of some machine. Stupid. The inherent variability of the strike zone when applied by human beings is part of the game, makes it fun, and what else would you argue about during the game?

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