Hmmm, a sign of the apocalypse? A column by Steven Goldman on the YES Network website defending the CBC concept. He notes:
Like the army, baseball is hostile to change. Ironically, there is nothing terribly revolutionary about the Epstein/James headless bullpen concept. It merely asks baseball to recognize that, despite Harold Reynolds' insistence on Sunday's "Baseball Tonight," that the last three outs of the ballgame are not necessarily the hardest. Sometimes the crucible comes in the seventh or eighth. Leo Durocher said, "You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain." Similarly, there's no reason to save your best weapon for the ninth when you might not get the lead to the ninth.
(Thanks to John Bakum for the link. I don’t regularly hang out at the YES website…)