A misunderstanding on my part led to an unfortunate mistake in the story I wrote today about Stephen Strasburg and the attention paid to his pitching mechanics.
I wrote that pitching coach Steve McCatty had called White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper following comments Cooper made about Strasburg's delivery, comparing his arm action to Mark Prior and Kerry Wood. This was inaccurate. McCatty spoke with Cooper in person at Nationals Park, more than a month before Strasburg went on the disabled list and Cooper made his comments.
When McCatty said in an interview he had spoken with Cooper, I thought he meant they had talked after Cooper's radio interview. It was not my intention to mislead or misconstrue their conversation, but the error is 100 percent my fault and I regret it.
While McCatty did not dismiss Cooper's comments as wrong, he also did not want to lend them credence as right. He wanted to make sure that came across and felt the idea that he called Cooper may have implied he agreed with him, which he did not.
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