As a fan of American League teams, I am stripped of the right to see my favourite pitchers dig in at the dish on a regular basis.
Now, this doesn't exactly put a bitter taste in my mouth, as it is usually a good time to go get a beer when a pitcher steps up to the plate.
However, there is an exclusive group of hurlers in the major leagues who have the ability to keep opposing teams' fans on the edge of their seat when they step off the mound.
These are the guys who demand the full attention of the pitcher when they are in the batters box. The guys who can actually capitalize on a hanging curveball, or a misbehaving sinker, and give the opposing pitcher an embarrassing clip on the highlight reels.
These 10 pitchers are among the best at striking the baseball, and are all for helping their own cause when they aren't on the mound.