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Right place, not right stuff

Just when did Joe Borowski and Tim Worrell develop that "closer's mentality"? Likely after they got the job.

Originally Published: October 1, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

A few notes while wondering if great pitching really does beat great hitting ...

Position of opportunity Will the 2003 postseason put to rest forever the notion that the ability to protect a small lead in the ninth inning is reserved for a chosen few, blessed by the almighty with both great stuff and the right stuff?

Worrell

Borowski

Granted, there may well be pitchers who can't pitch in the ninth because they're emotionally incapable of pitching (effectively) ...

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