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What gets you more hyped: pitchers who rake or position players pitching?

There are plenty of oddities in baseball, but there two in particular that gets fans out of their seats. A pitchers main job is fanning batters, but watching a hurler hit a deep shot to help his own cause is an electrifying surprise. Still, the new trend of teams trotting out position players to the mound to pitch is equal parts stressful and exciting. What gets you more pumped? ⚾

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When a pitcher steps into the batter's box, many are expecting an easy out—and usually, it's a correct assumption. The thing with assumptions, when someone proves it wrong, people go wild. Watching a pitcher slam a ball out of the infield is a jolt of energy, like seeing the skinny kid with glasses rocking a pitch in little league. No one expects anything from pitchers when they bat, but when they help their own cause, it almost unfair. Not only is he getting your hitter out, but he's also embarrassing your pitcher with a knock.

Watching a pitcher who can swing the bat is unlike any other baseball oddity.

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Watching a pitcher hit is fine, but it's not like pitchers haven't done that since the beginning of baseball. Watching a position player pitch is a much rarer treat.

There is a certain kind of suspense that happens when you see a non-pitcher at the mound. You know he doesn't have the heat to blow batters away, so you're on the edge of your seat to see if the fat pitches he leaves on the plate will be crushed or not. If you're the opposing team and can't get a hit off a position player, there is a special kind of humiliation getting paid millions of dollars and not being able to hit 65 mph hot dogs out of the park. That is only amplified when you give a position player a save because you were too inept to register a run with a non-pitcher on the mound.

Watching position players pitching is way better than watching a pitcher doing what they've done since the beginning of the 1900s.

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What gets you more hyped: pitchers who rake or position players pitching?
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#PitchersWhoRakeFTW
#PosPlayersPitching