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Redsland
10-24-2006, 02:44 PM
Thanks to this (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0610/gallery.mlb.rogers/content.1.html) photo series on CNN/SI, you can look at 10 pictures of Kenny Rogers over his past two starts.

Yes, he has something on his hand, but that's not what caught my eye. Here's what I noticed:

http://i.a.cnn.net./si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0610/gallery.mlb.rogers/images/rogers3.jpg
Two-seam fastball, closed mouth.

http://i.a.cnn.net./si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0610/gallery.mlb.rogers/images/rogers2.jpg
Four-seam fastball, closed mouth.

http://i.a.cnn.net./si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0610/gallery.mlb.rogers/images/rogers1.jpg
Off-speed, open mouth.

http://i.a.cnn.net./si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0610/gallery.mlb.rogers/images/rogers4.jpg
Off-speed, open mouth.

http://i.a.cnn.net./si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0610/gallery.mlb.rogers/images/rogers8.jpg
Four-seam fastball, closed mouth.

http://i.a.cnn.net./si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0610/gallery.mlb.rogers/images/016216518.jpg
Off-speed, open mouth.

http://i.a.cnn.net./si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0610/gallery.mlb.rogers/images/rogers6.jpg
Four-seam fastball, closed mouth.

http://i.a.cnn.net./si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0610/gallery.mlb.rogers/images/rogers11.jpg
Off-speed, open mouth.

http://i.a.cnn.net./si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0610/gallery.mlb.rogers/images/rogers10.jpg
Four-seam fastball, closed mouth (slightly obscured grip, compare position of laces and thumb with photo #2 above).

That's nine of the ten CNN/SI photos (minus the photo of him blowing into his hand, which obviously isn't germane to this post) spread over his past two starts, all of which consistently show a closed mouth when gripping a fastball and an open mouth when gripping an off-speed pitch. Probably not something you'd notice when watching him pitch from the centerfield TV camera, but probably something you could pick up when watching him from the batters box.

So what do I win?

:beerme:

NJReds
10-24-2006, 02:54 PM
So what do I win?

:beerme:

A kiss from Kenny. Open-mouthed or closed-mouth...your choice. :evil:

Red Leader
10-24-2006, 02:56 PM
A kiss from Kenny. Open-mouthed or closed-mouth...your choice. :evil:

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I'm guessing Redsland is going to take the curveball mouth kiss.


This thread should be deleted. Anything that aids in the Cardinals winning the World Series must go.

vaticanplum
10-24-2006, 02:57 PM
:lol:

Redsland
10-24-2006, 02:59 PM
A kiss from Kenny. Open-mouthed or closed-mouth...your choice. :evil:
Pity.

Sava's (http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52106) the one who just came out of the closet. ;)

ochre
10-24-2006, 03:04 PM
and here I thought you were going to allege that Rogers sleeps upright, in a field, leaning into the wind.

Roy Tucker
10-24-2006, 03:09 PM
I thought Rogers tipping might have been something like cow tipping.

I need brain bleach for that whole open/closed mouth thing.

GAC
10-24-2006, 03:17 PM
A kiss from Kenny. Open-mouthed or closed-mouth...your choice. :evil:

http://www.topfunpages.com/imgs/page_imgs/hf0402/laughing.gif