Here’s what happens when you pitch too slow

GFBB Note:   Good grief!  I wonder how many guys they have sitting around figuring out all these stats?  Last nite the Giants had a pre-game ceremony for Matt Cain’s Perfect Game.  The start of the game was delayed at least 15 minutes ~   must have sent the stat guys straight into orbit!

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From Baseball Prospectus, here’s a copy of the letter MLB sends you if you go full-Trachsel:

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Better than the letter itself is Adam Sobsey’s imagining of what Mike Ekstrom was thinking as he took so long to warm up and deliver pitches. Based on the lameness and weirdness of my own internal monologue, I’m assuming the reality is not too far from this.

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