Commenter Of The Day: The Importance Of The Set-Up Man Edition

Maybe it's being stuck in San Diego, maybe it was the stroll around a deserted Petco Park, maybe it's the itching to get to pitchers and catchers, but I'm ready for baseball season. I grew up a Cardinals fan, in the Whitey Herzog era, and anytime Whitey hauled in Bruce Sutter for the 9th inning, the game was as good as set, thanks to the split-fingered fastball that was well-nigh unhittable. Yet I have no memory of his set-up relievers, who as baseball has since figured out are nearly as important — if not more so — than the closer. Exhibit A of this came in today's comment of the day, where Van Sarockin needed a pitch to get his winning entry in the Ford/Rolls-Royce story off the ground:

Commenter Of The Day: The Importance Of The Set-Up Man Edition