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Dear Bert: Please watch the play before saying, "He left the ball up"

This is just a quick rant. I am sick and tired of Bert saying the pitcher "left the ball up" after a guy gets a hit. Yesterday, several pitches at the knees or lower made their way through the hole and all Bert could say was that the pitcher "left the ball up." I have lost count of the number of times a guy gets a hit on a low pitch and Bert automatically blames the pitcher for "leaving the ball up."

The only way this makes sense is if "leaving the ball up" is code for not having enough stuff on the pitch. But it is unfair to the pitcher to imply that he's not doing his job when a good low-ball hitter hits a sinker at the knees through the hole and all Bert can say is that the pitcher "left the ball up."

 

Please Bert: Watch the play and then determine if the pitcher indeed threw a hanger or the hitter hit a good pitch that found a hole.


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