Dodgers reliever George Sherrill didn't appreciate a reprimand he got last week from Major League Baseball, and he's making sure everyone knows it.
Sherrill got a warning letter from Bob Watson, MLB vice president of on-field operations, saying he took 45 seconds too long to throw his eight warmup pitches when he came into a game against Arizona on April 14. As reported by mlb.com , Sherrill taped the letter to his locker, visible to reporters, with this hand-written response: "With more strikes called, the game is faster."
"The thing is, you sit there and watch a game, and guys are throwing strikes on top of strikes, and (the umpires) are not calling them," Sherrill said. "That's why games are taking so long, not because a guy has a little extra time to warm up."
Should be interesting to see what the strike zone looks like the next time Sherrill takes the mound.