Lately we’ve been seeing a lot of stats showing how run production and specifically home runs are down nowadays, and great pitching seems to be taking over.
This might come as a surprise to Frank Thomas, who after a week’s worth of action is convinced that the opposite is true.
Frank thinks offense is up, and he thinks he knows why.
It’s not because the players are juiced.
Lets make sure this is Real!!! The Baseballs don’t fly like this in April!! Trust Me the Balls are Doctored!! Enough Said!!
— Frank Thomas (@TheBigHurt_35) April 9, 2014
Frank must have been watching when Ryan Braun smacked three balls out of the park Tuesday against the Phillies.
Frank Thomas is the only guy in the world who watches Ryan Braun and gets suspicious about the baseball.
Not to contradict Frank Thomas, who by virtue of having been elected into the Hall of Fame by a bunch of know-nothing writers is now an unquestioned authority on all matters pertaining to baseball, but the stats really do show that offense is steeply declining.
Of course, maybe that’s part of Frank’s point. Maybe the declining offense has spurred baseball to introduce juiced balls, and we’re only now beginning to see the result of that.
If that’s the case, then Frank is way ahead of the curve on this deal. Because everyone else sees great pitching, lots of strikeouts, and a few sporadic, trend-breaking home run outbursts.
Frank Thomas is either a prophet or an idiot. Either way, he got some run this fine Wednesday morning.
Oh, what’s this Big Hurt Beer I see plastered all over Frank’s Twitter? Maybe I’ll try that. Thanks for making me aware of it via your controversial tweet, Frank.