Originally posted on Big League Stew  |  Last updated 10/5/11
When a pitcher makes a mistake and gives up a big hit, giving no reaction is probably the best reaction. Like in courtroom scenes on TV or in the movies, don't let the jury think you've just been wounded by "surprise" witness testimony. Same goes on the baseball field: Never let 'em see you sweat. Keep your cool. Exception: unless the pitcher just can't help it and loses himself in the moment by making an entertaining, humorous and over-the-top gesture that reveals to everyone how much he cares about messing up. Keep an eye on Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Shaun Marcum immediately after Arizona Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt connects in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the NLDS on Tuesday night: A glove flip is always a bad sign for your team — from fielders who fling it in the air in a fruitless attempt to "catch" a line drive over their head, to pitchers flipping out because they got beat with a grand slam. "It was a mistake pitch, and that's what hitters are supposed to do with ...
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