Dodgers’ reliever George Sherrill got a nastygram from Bob Watson over pace-of-game issues:
Dodgers reliever George Sherrill received a warning letter from MLB
vice president of on-field operations Bob Watson for taking too long to
warm up on April 14 at Dodger Stadium against the D-backs . . . The letter, a warning that came without a fine, cited Sherrill for
taking 45 seconds too long to throw his eight warm-up pitches.
Sherrill treated the warning with the utmost professionalism, of course, taping it to his locker and writing “With more strikes called, the game is faster,” on the bottom.
If I was Bob Watson, I’d respond with something like “when you and your 8.00 ERA start throwing pitches near the strike zone perhaps more strikes will be called, Meat. Now speed things up, capice?