Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/15/14
Baseball is an ever-changing game. In a larger sense, the game evolves.  The short inning specialists, the cutter, the designated hitter, pitcher friendly eras, hitter friendly eras.  But what makes this game so interesting is the fact that it not only changes across decades, but from pitch to pitch as well.  We saw a beautiful example of this on Saturday in the Angels and Rangers matchup in Arlington.  Albert Pujols will go down as one of the greatest hitters of all time.  There’s no debating this, he’s a first ballot Hall of Famer.  Last April and May, “experts” everywhere had made it clear that he wasn’t the elite, murderous hitter he once was.  The stats they used backed it up and his performance most certainly did.  He still managed to finish the year a .285 average, 50 doubles and 30 homeruns.  This was a down year for him. Enter 2013, Pujols is coming off knee-surgery and is struggling with plantar fasciitis in his heel.  He looks heavy footed, and it would be easy fo...
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