Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Cognitive Dissonance Watch: USA Today

Story in this morning's McPaper about the demise of the four-man rotation, pegged on Keith Woolner's analysis in Baseball Between the Numbers. It's a fine enough article for what it's worth, grounded in some decent analysis and eschewing quotes from crusty old-timers about how today's pitchers are pansies in favor of some measured comments and analysis from people who seem to know what they're talking about.

Of course, to the extent the reporter is advocating for the return to a four-man rotation, he would do better than to have used the photo that accompanied the article:

Catfish and Koufax Drysdale (God, I'm an idiot): one who retired at 33 and the other at 32, both because of arm trouble.