have you ever heard of a CON ference pitcher pushing, first hand” to incorporate the floating rubber? NO
on my view that ANDY FEARING THE FLOATING RUBBER...
Andy can more or less call the shots on pitching in the CONference/usssa... whatever Andy bleats Andy gets.
since...THE FLOATING RUBBER is not allowed in the CONference..Andy must fewr it’s implementation for some reason...Andy is a smart player..he knows..
he is getting older
he is less mobile then the younger pitchers
he has never been the fasted pitcher when it comes to
Andy currently (arguably) has the best knuckleball..he knows the exact release point and speed he wants..that all changes if he needs to pitch from different distances..It would take a lot of work on his part to learn the new release points...why push to have to learn a thing else when you are already the best.
now IF..the floating rubber was incorporated in the CONference andy IMMEDIATELY would become a defensive liability, even if he does master the new release pitching challenges.
now you might ask ..why would Andy immediately become a defensive liability..that’s easy... because when that new, younger, faster more agile and mobile pitcher gets to the point he is 80% as good as Andy on the pitching part..their foot speed, agility and mobility places a great defensive player back into an actual infielder defensive position.
and..The biggest reason I believe ANDY FEARS THE FLOATING RUBBER is... Andy doesn’t at his advanced age have the energy level needed to take advantage of it full time. I think what Andy has done by staying at the top of the game into his 50s is one of the biggest accomplishments of anyone that has ever played softball..
If you can come up with as many valid examples of reasons Andy otger reasons Andy doesn’t want the floating rubber then we can compare our views.
.If ANDY DOESNT FEAR THE FLOATING RUBBER..he should based on all the reasons I mentioned.
Feel free to show where I am wrong in my reasoning for ANDY FEARING THE FLOATING RUBBER.