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    Rogers tipping?

    Thanks to this 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:


    Two-seam fastball, closed mouth.


    Four-seam fastball, closed mouth.


    Off-speed, open mouth.


    Off-speed, open mouth.


    Four-seam fastball, closed mouth.


    Off-speed, open mouth.


    Four-seam fastball, closed mouth.


    Off-speed, open mouth.


    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?

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    Re: Rogers tipping?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsland View Post
    So what do I win?

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

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    Re: Rogers tipping?

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    A kiss from Kenny. Open-mouthed or closed-mouth...your choice.


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


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    Re: Rogers tipping?

    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

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    Re: Rogers tipping?

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    A kiss from Kenny. Open-mouthed or closed-mouth...your choice.
    Pity.

    Sava's the one who just came out of the closet.
    Makes all the routine posts.

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    Re: Rogers tipping?

    and here I thought you were going to allege that Rogers sleeps upright, in a field, leaning into the wind.
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    Re: Rogers tipping?

    I thought Rogers tipping might have been something like cow tipping.

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

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    Re: Rogers tipping?

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    A kiss from Kenny. Open-mouthed or closed-mouth...your choice.
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