A look at Leo
ESPN did a nice piece on Leo Mazzone over the weekend. A lot of it has to deal with general pitching philosophy, and it’s worth reading. I find it somewhat amusing that, in nearly every other sport in the world, the rest of the league copies the champion and tries to recreate what they just did (the NFL especially, with teams going from the west coast offense to a 3-4 defense on the drop of a hat because it worked for San Francisco or New England or what have you), but in baseball, Leo Mazzone can institute a program that is so far and above what anyone else is even trying, and his methods are basically ignored.
Does that make any sense at all? There’s one guy saying something almost completely different than than everyone else, and he’s kicking the crap out of them every year, and no one ever decides to try his way?
Major League Baseball can be kinda screwy.