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Subject:  Re: Isn't that illegal? It should be . . . Date:  10/8/2007  12:03 PM
Author:  HardyWeinberg Number:  34045 of 56836

However, none of that addresses what the TBS people said Ortiz was doing. They said Ortiz spent his time between at-bats (as a designated hitter) watching TV to study ball-and-strike calls by the umpire to determine what was the actual "strike zone" he was following in the current game--in order to know what to swing at and what to take next time up.

DHs have been doing this since time immemorial. The good ones anyway. Edgar Martinez and Harold Baines were on record about this sort of thing 10-15 yrs ago.
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