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03-28-2007, 03:55 PM
Think Mr. Potato Head.

Assemble your dream starting pitcher from the parts listed below. Feel free to add to this list. More importantly, what is your reasoning for choosing these atributes for your "Weird Science" Pitcher.

Body Type: Stocky, Thick but not overweight, Lanky

Height: Tall, Average, Short

Delivery: Right, Left

Typical arm position: Over the top, 3/4, Side arm

Motion: Smooth, Deceptive, Herky jerky, High Leg Kick

Best Pitch: Fast Ball, Curve, Change Up, Slider, Screw Ball, Sinker

2nd Best Pitch: Same list as above

Secondary Atributes: Good glove (ie defense), Good Pick Off Move, Good Bunting Skills

Hair: Buzz cut with the widows peak, Bald spot covered by cap, Rockstar

Mindset: Firey (ie Zambrano), Computer Like (ie Maddux), Fierce Competitor (ie Clemons), Laid Back (ie Oswalt or Harrang)

03-28-2007, 04:21 PM
Body Type: Thick but not overweight

Height: Tall


Typical arm position:3/4

Motion: Deceptive

Best Pitch:Curve

2nd Best Pitch: Fastball

Secondary Atributes:Good Pick Off Move

Hair: Power Mullet

Mindset: Computer like is great to have, but I like the fiery guys.

George Anderson
03-28-2007, 04:31 PM
Facial Expression: Mean Scowl..similar to Rich Gossage

Defense.. Ability to pounce off the mound like a cat

On field demeanor.... See Al Hrabosky

Best Pitch...Knuckle ball, little wear on arm.

Best training technique....Steve Carlton would put his arm in barrels of rice and move it around in circles for long periods of time.

Leg Kick....High like Juan Marichal.

Quick worker.....Makes the game shorter and not so drawn out.

Only has three fingers....See Moredecai Brown

Coke Bottled Glasses...Nothing more intimidating to a batter than a pitcher who cant see .

Contract Demands...Anything the Reds will pay him.

03-28-2007, 04:45 PM
Body Type: Lanky- I think this is more because I like a sidearm guy, and a tall, lanky guy is better for this

Height: Tall

Delivery: Left- love a dominant lefty

Typical arm position: Side arm -Think Eckersley, I love Submarine style

Motion: Deceptive it goes with being a sidearm guy, changing up in release points help you to be dominant

Best Pitch: Sinker- I'm thinking a rising sinker, the natural motion of the underhand delivery makes the ball rise as its approaching the plate, and then a nasty drop-off the table at the plate, now that would just be unhittable.

2nd Best Pitch: Fastball- an important thing for sure

Secondary Atributes: Good glove (ie defense)- I like this for two reasons, you cant get enough defense and saving some balls that would otherwise be up the middle is a plus, but I also like this quality because better reaction time means you are less prone to getting hit by a liner at you

Hair: Rockstar- Something that says- bada$$- and I dont care I will hurt you

Mindset: Fierce Competitor- someone that scares the pants off you, say what you will about throwing at guys, but I love pitchers who are an itimidating force on the mound, someone with the presence and personality of "Wild Thang" from Major League, a mix of John Rocker (without offending millions), and Eckersley, Nolan Ryan, and Randy Johnson.

03-28-2007, 06:07 PM
Yum, the Submarine delivery with a straight nasty sinker... delish.

This pitcher would also need to sport some Horn Rims ala Wild Thing Vaughn.

03-28-2007, 07:40 PM
Might he look like this?


03-28-2007, 08:41 PM
Yum, the Submarine delivery with a straight nasty sinker... delish.

This pitcher would also need to sport some Horn Rims ala Wild Thing Vaughn.

I was thinkin either that or the cut off sleaves and for some reason and old school curly mustache thing goin

03-28-2007, 08:49 PM
Body Type: Stocky, Thick but not overweight, Lanky

Height: Tall, so tall that his shadow reaches all the way to the dugout

Delivery: Left

Typical arm position: Anyhwere from over the top to 3/4

Motion: Deceptive with a High Leg Kick

Best Pitch: Fast Ball

2nd Best Pitch: Change Up

Secondary Attributes: Can also play first base so the manager can bring in a ROOGY.

Hair: Mohawk with a "Hair by Dupont" color scheme

Mindset: the lovechild of Rob Dibble and Mitch Williams

03-28-2007, 09:22 PM
not exactly a potato, but this is what I was thinkin

Red Leader
03-29-2007, 12:00 AM
Ummm....he'd look like this? :dunno: