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Opposite field power

With pitchers and catchers reporting soon, I've been gearing up to get back into blogging shape for the 2013 season. In doing so, I came across the following two graphics on ESPN's Home Run Tracker: 

These two images are the home run charts of Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez, respectively, from 2012. As a writer I love all of baseball's little literary nuancesl and as a scientist I love the way that baseball's hidden truths can be teased out of its reams of statistics, but as a baseball fan I love the way an opposite field home run can just absolutely suck the life out of an opposing pitcher. 

Baseball's almost here. Life is good.

Pat Lackey

About Pat Lackey

In 2005, I started a WHYGAVS instead of working on organic chemistry homework. Many years later, I've written about baseball and the Pirates for a number of sites all across the internet, but WHYGAVS is still my home. I still haven't finished that O-Chem homework, though.

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