Originally Posted by SI1020
I don't know why today's pitchers are so fragile. Maybe part of the problem is that they are pampered.
I have no doubt that it is because hitters today have so much more power, back in the 60's and 70's, power hitters were in the extreme minority and the rest of the league was slap hitters who just tried to put the ball in play AKA you didn't have to give it your best for most of the lineup. Today, you leave a meatball over the heart of the plate to the shortstop batting 9th and he's liable to take you deep.
Guys back then weren't any tougher, players were just ****tier.