Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 12/13/12
While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. “The idea of Trevor Bauer is an enticing one. Not just the potential of Trevor Bauer to turn his three plus pitches into swinging strikes at the big league level, the idea of Trevor Bauer as the merit-based antihero of internet baseball fandom. He is brash and unconventional and doesn’t look like the big-armed robots throwing 200 innings in 20 starts for every major college program in the country. His delivery is defiantely modeled after that of Tim Lincecum, as if to suggest the idiom “one in a million” is just a state of mind. His cherished long toss routine gives the uninitiated something to gawk at during pregame warm-ups. He is, as Grant Brisbee describes him, a “mechanics wonk” who posts slow motion videos of his delivery and cryptically named pitches like “the reverse slider” on Youtube for all to see. He decries the conventional wisdom which implores pitchers to keep the ball down, insisting he can work up in the zone and still be effective. This is the idea of Trevor Bauer. The consciously eccentric savant who turns established knowledge on its ear just to say he could. The reality was much different.” [Fairservice/Getting Blanked] —- “The Cavaliers were playing on the road one night after an emotional victory at home. But what happened Wednesday at Indiana was unacceptable. Period. The verdict: Pacers 96, Cavs 81. The sentence: Most likely the wrath of coach Byron Scott. The truth: Life in the NBA, with its constant stream of back-to-back games and lack of respect from the referees, can be brutal and downright unfair. The lesson: Get used to it, kids.” [Amico/FSO] —- “Jeremy Pargo only played three minutes tonight, with Sloan otherwise taking his minutes. His twenty minutes resulted in five points and two assists on 43% true shooting. Did I miss the back-story behind Pargo’s benching?” [Hetrick/Cavs the Blog] —- “The NFL’s handling of the investigation and suspension process was suspicious from the moment it extended its net from coaches (who must be held to a higher standard on player safety issues) to players. The penalties against Vilma and others were downright vindictive, and tangible evidence against them was scant. The NFL coyly leaked circumstantial evidence. It led the players through a mockery of an appeal process in which Goodell acted as his own prosecutor. He lessened their suspensions, infinitesimally, the benevolent emperor allowing a clean beheading in favor of a messy crucifixion. When the players appealed the appeal, Tagliabue appeared as a new obstacle to slalom around. Vilma won the temporary right to return to the field, and the NFL scheduled his hearing concurrent with the one Thursday night game on the Saints schedule, making life as inconvenient as possible for him. If the league could have fixed it so Vilma got on the wrong flight and missed a scheduled hearing date, they would have done it. And now, suddenly, justice of some kind has been served. The players were not exonerated, but Tagliabue has ruled that their punishment in no way fit their crime. Not that we are even sure what their crime was.” [Tanier/Sports on Earth] —- Kyrie’s killer move on Dwight Howard from Tuesday night. [Freeman/Ball Don't Lie]
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