Top 5 odd mound moments
Conversations on the mound sometimes take an unexpected turn, with unexpected results...
Sometimes those conversations actually take place. A manager might want to take the pressure off his pitcher, and often the best way to accomplish that is through humor, which can take your mind off the pressure-packed task for the moment and enable you to refocus. Pressure drains from your body after a good laugh -- laughter has great value in that regard.
Sometimes those humorous on-the-mound situations involve more people than your manager -- perhaps the catcher or the pitching coach or other infielders. And sometimes the humor is unintentional. Here are my Top 5 odd mound moments from my 16-year career as a major-league starter (plus a bonus story).
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