Theriot has regularly been pilloried in these parts for swinging at first pitch offerings. This article offers an explanation slightly different than the usual one offered around here (impatience). The author's basic conclusion is that Theriot isn't a good hitter when he gets behind in the count and pitchers are so unafraid of Theriot that they are pounding the zone. The result? Theriot feels like he has to swing at the first pitch. At the very least this adds another dimension to the Theriot discussion here and is food for thought.