A very interesting piece on the subject of batting practice from the New York Times Bats blog is catching many eyes today. It seems many people inside the baseball world are not enamoured with the time-honored practice of smacking taters and shooting the breeze.
The key quotes come mostly from pitchers, who object to their role as lowly servants to the prolific sluggers who pepper the outfield with baseballs without a care in the world. Pitchers suffer such grave indignities as stiff backs from all the bending over and sore legs from all the standing around! Can you believe it? That’s like something out of the Nazis!
Hit the jump for a photographic example of these freedom fighters under the cruel boot of oppression. Warning: not for the faint of heart.