Originally posted by darvlay
has he even had ONE complete game yet, after getting six million in Japan and pitching 300 pitches a game?
In Japan he'd have a pitch count of about 200+
(makes you wonder why it takes 200 pitches to finish a game, eh?)
They also pitch every 6 or 7 days.
They also have EVERY Monday off.
Sports radio was talking about Japan's baseball culture, seems they are not keen on change, their greats did it this way, they're going to do it this way.
They don't lift weights, they throw till their arm falls off, and by July their speed drops about 5mph.
You also DON'T ask them to change anything, that is disrespect.
Dice probably goes home after a game, and throws another 160 pitches in private... I would guess. Creature of habit.
It was an interesting talk on the radio with a player who went over there.
Also, the hand can be used as a knife! ...but it's no good for cutting a tomato.