Red Raindog (04-26-2013)
Maybe even more awesome in reverse?
"Reality tells us there are no guarantees. Except that some day Jon Lester will be on that list of 100-game winners." - Peter Gammons
Billy Hamilton's Legs (04-26-2013)
I saw this on the SciFy channel on a show called "My paranormal experience on the baseball field". It featured Yu Darvish and Pujols.
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread
Ok, this is cool video, but while I understand at a very low level the concept of pitch recognition, how many hitters distinguish one pitch from another based on release point? Isn't this more about great mechanics than it is something that makes hitting him tougher? Don't hitters use reading spin of the ball as their primary pitch recognition weapon? Arroyo has many different release points and that is tough on hitters also, so why is "same release point for five different pitches" negatively impacting a hitter?
I guess for me, there are a lot of questions begged by making a statement "how are you supposed to hit this guy" in the context of consistent release points on different pitches.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
All the dishes rattle in the cupboards when the elephants arrive
Now someone make a gif of all the locations on Choo's body where's he's been hit by a pitch
New York Red (04-26-2013)
Darvish is pretty awesome. Hard to argue with the numbers he's putting up now...and that gif is still missing 2 of his pitches I think.
That said, this is how Joey feels about Darvish and his admirers:
I see great things in baseball. It's our game.