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A disagreement on intentional walks

Rob gets into an e-mail discussion/argument with colleague Jim Caple concerning intentional walks.

Originally Published: February 10, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

Jim Caple: Rob, what prompted all this recent focus on the "evil'' intentional walk? Other than (Barry) Bonds, are intentional walks up significantly? Had the Giants not reached the World Series, would anyone care about the issue? Isn't the solution for the Giants to bat someone better behind Bonds, such as (Jeff) Kent, which would eliminate the problem without forcing a change to a rule that's been in place for more than 100 years?

What am I missing?

Rob Neyer: I don't really understand ...

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