If you are used to going five innings and then go six or seven, you won't have your good stuff. They need to start that from the minor leagues and give pitchers strong arms.
You had to pitch in and out. The zone didn't belong to the hitters it belonged to the pitchers. Today, if you pitch too far inside, the umpire would stop you right there. I don't think it's fair.
But when I stopped facing Sandy, I had to face Don Drysdale. No one on my team wanted to face him.
There is no way to have a strong arm if you don't throw enough.
The only way you preserve pitching arms is throwing that makes the arm stronger.
We are all so close. We are godfather to each others' kids. I was the best man at Jesus' wedding.
I have five pitches. Fast ball, change, curve, slider, screwball. I don't know any hitters. Catcher, he tells me what to do. I can get any pitch I want over the plate.
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