Saturday, March 8, 2014

Billy Hamilton

I saw Billy Hamilton play a little bit last year when he came up and thought he was a nice throwback player. He made me think about the old Cardinal teams with Vince Coleman and company where they would get on base, move runners over and steal steal steal. Good old National league baseball. In the steroid era speed was a forgotten tool in the game. Why try and steal a base when everyone is hitting 30 plus homers right? Teams like the Giants have really bucked that trend as of late and it looks like the Reds are going in the right direction. Below is a link to a nice piece on Hamilton where he talks about his commitment to the bunt. I've always went by the old adage of "if you can't bunt, you can't hit"

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