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i hit faster pitches than that in HS.
« on: March 27, 2008, 08:26:14 AM »

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Re: i hit faster pitches than that in HS.
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2008, 09:03:42 AM »

Sounds like Smoltz hung him a curve ball.

It wasn't fastballs that ended my baseball career.  It was the offspeed stuff, especially curve balls.

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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2008, 09:21:08 AM »

Sounds like Smoltz hung him a curve ball.

It wasn't fastballs that ended my baseball career.  It was the offspeed stuff, especially curve balls.



As the kids say, werd.

First time a coach threw a curve ball (not some kid's 1-2" breaker) I was two feet outside the batters box when the catcher caught it. Coach smiled, asked me where I was going, and I realized my baseball career had suddenly run into a significant obstacle.
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Re: i hit faster pitches than that in HS.
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2008, 09:26:15 AM »

On the really fast pitchers (guys in the low 90s) I actually only had a chance on their curve or slider.  Sadly as I focused more on pitching my hitting struggled like all pitchers. 

Our HS pitching coach however was a lefty that pitched some for the Dodgers.  His claim to fame was a HR he gave up to Darryl Strawberry.  His curve was so nasty it was perfect 12/6 rotation and basically unhittable. 
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2008, 09:30:05 AM »

Sounds like Smoltz hung him a curve ball.

It wasn't fastballs that ended my baseball career.  It was the offspeed stuff, especially curve balls.



As the kids say, werd.

First time a coach threw a curve ball (not some kid's 1-2" breaker) I was two feet outside the batters box when the catcher caught it. Coach smiled, asked me where I was going, and I realized my baseball career had suddenly run into a significant obstacle.

*ahh, memories *

LOL,  i could throw a big (albeit very slow)  breaker, so I knew what to expect when our coach finally started giving them to us.  the 1st one was a screaming line drive right over his head.   

but yeh, when i would get called to throw bp (wasn't that good of a pitcher) at times i would mix that in and routinely people would bail out the 1st few times.  it always drew a smile.

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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2008, 10:14:27 AM »

On the really fast pitchers (guys in the low 90s) I actually only had a chance on their curve or slider.  Sadly as I focused more on pitching my hitting struggled like all pitchers. 

Our HS pitching coach however was a lefty that pitched some for the Dodgers.  His claim to fame was a HR he gave up to Darryl Strawberry.  His curve was so nasty it was perfect 12/6 rotation and basically unhittable. 

What is a 12/6 rotation? 
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2008, 10:15:12 AM »

On the really fast pitchers (guys in the low 90s) I actually only had a chance on their curve or slider.  Sadly as I focused more on pitching my hitting struggled like all pitchers. 

Our HS pitching coach however was a lefty that pitched some for the Dodgers.  His claim to fame was a HR he gave up to Darryl Strawberry.  His curve was so nasty it was perfect 12/6 rotation and basically unhittable. 

What is a 12/6 rotation? 

pure overhand.
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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2008, 10:22:45 AM »

On the really fast pitchers (guys in the low 90s) I actually only had a chance on their curve or slider.  Sadly as I focused more on pitching my hitting struggled like all pitchers. 

Our HS pitching coach however was a lefty that pitched some for the Dodgers.  His claim to fame was a HR he gave up to Darryl Strawberry.  His curve was so nasty it was perfect 12/6 rotation and basically unhittable. 

What is a 12/6 rotation? 

pure overhand.


Think I got it.  So a 3/9 would be a side arm wrist throw??
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Think I got it.  So a 3/9 would be a side arm wrist throw??

no, he just means the rotation on the ball.

12/6 is a curveball spinning top over bottom.  it will behave like it's rolling off a table. 

a more typical  pitch is more like a 2/8   dropping some (not as much) while also moving a lot to the side.

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Think I got it.  So a 3/9 would be a side arm wrist throw??

no, he just means the rotation on the ball.

12/6 is a curveball spinning top over bottom.  it will behave like it's rolling off a table. 

a more typical  pitch is more like a 2/8   dropping some (not as much) while also moving a lot to the side.



Thanks.  I had no idea what it meant.

As long as we're on the subject.  What is the difference between a curveball and a slider?  Anonymous
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Think I got it.  So a 3/9 would be a side arm wrist throw??

no, he just means the rotation on the ball.

12/6 is a curveball spinning top over bottom.  it will behave like it's rolling off a table. 

a more typical  pitch is more like a 2/8   dropping some (not as much) while also moving a lot to the side.



Thanks.  I had no idea what it meant.

As long as we're on the subject.  What is the difference between a curveball and a slider?  Anonymous

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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2008, 11:55:55 AM »

That's perfect.  Thanks.
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