May 31, 2015

Show #300: Our Interview with Leo Mazzone

The great Leo Mazzone. The inconsistent offense. And the leaky bullpen.



5 Responses to “Show #300: Our Interview with Leo Mazzone”

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    Chris Says:

    Fantastic Show! Always look forward to this show on The Monday morning commute. Thanks guys!

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    Steve Says:

    Chris – thanks for the kind words!

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    Shaun Says:

    I understand taking a starter out at roughly 100 pitches, being cautious, not wanting the opposing team’s hitters to see the same pitcher 3 or 4 times in a game, and all. So I get the strategy behind pulling starters as early as they do these days. But I don’t understand why teams wouldn’t want their pitchers to work on their craft from 60’6″ on a mound while regulating effort.

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    Steve Says:

    Shaun – I totally agree. And I was trying to get Leo to agree with me that it’s because managers and GMs are scared to go against what’s conventional wisdom. That if a pitcher followed Leo’s “crazy methods” and a pitcher got hurt, then they’d be more likely to get fired. I also think, based on things I’ve read, that Leo’s people skills were not the best and that’s hurt him, too.

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    Chris Says:

    What I found fascinating about his wisdom was the boldness. He was not backing down from the old philosophy “Practice how you will play.” K.I.S.S. (Keep it simple stupid)

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