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Sixty Feet, Six Inches: Who might get shut down?

Updated: August 21, 2008, 11:07 AM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft | ESPN.com

I'm a big fan of sports-talk radio, and I have to admit, there's a certain type of caller that always seems to amuse me.

He -- yes, it is usually a he -- will sound something like this: "I don't get this whole pitch-count thing, Warren Spahn threw 16 innings once, blah blah blah."

Not that it's an unreasonable point. We worry about pitch counts, innings totals, days' rest, etc., to the point that, as that caller reminds us, pitchers today are "babied." It's a valid statement, ...

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