I get to see about 2 games a year in person, and maybe 6 or so on TV, so the problem is, how do I tell them apart on the radio? If one was named Saltzberg and one Sambotini it would be easy. If one threw 95 and one 85 it would be easy. If one had an ERA of 7 and the other 1.00 it would be easy. If one was an aging vet and the other a rookie, it would be easy. If one was 6' 6" and the other 5' 9" it would be easy. As it is, I did not know we had changed pitchers until there were two outs in the 8th.
So, the question is do Rookies deserve nicknames? And if so, wht should they be. I really need some help here.