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A correction

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.

By Adam Kilgore  |  August 10, 2010; 5:40 PM ET
 
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Let's just stop agonizing over SS and his mechanics, vulnerablilty, etc. and enjoy his talents as long as they last (and long may they live!).

Posted by: Natmeister | August 10, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Dear Mr. Kilgore:

We will need the pen/pencil, notepad, and/or laptop involved in the aforementioned story published 08/10/10 to report to MLB offices for manditory testing immediately, per MLB rules regarding substance abuse. Your prompt co-operation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Bud Selig
Commissioner, Major League Baseball

Posted by: BinM | August 10, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

"While McCatty did not dismiss Cooper's comments as wrong, he also did want to lend them credence as right."

Shouldn't that read "did NOT want"?

Posted by: Sec3mysofa | August 10, 2010 7:51 PM | Report abuse

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