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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

THT: Phil Hughes Part 2: More video analysis

I’ve heard some compare him to Clemens. Clemens? That’s heresy.

A follow-up to last week’s article on Hughes’s mechanics

The link to part 1 of the article is here.

ChadBradfordWannabe Posted: May 08, 2007 at 11:46 AM | 6 comment(s)
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   1. ChadBradfordWannabe Posted: May 08, 2007 at 11:51 AM (#2358110)
As always, questions/comments (yes, even from angry Yankee fans) are welcome.

Carlos
   2. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: May 08, 2007 at 11:55 AM (#2358111)
I can't get the link to work, Carlos.

*angrily*
   3. ChadBradfordWannabe Posted: May 08, 2007 at 11:59 AM (#2358112)
That's cuz I'm a dumbass. The link is fixed
   4. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: May 08, 2007 at 12:08 PM (#2358116)
Thanks, Carlos.

Grrrr....
   5. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: May 08, 2007 at 01:14 PM (#2358167)
BTW, a half-frame is a "field" in video-land. And most professional organizations use "drop-frame", which essentially keeps the 30/second at about 29.5 per second in order to stay with real time. This means that if a PA knows the approximate time that an event happened, it can be located on the available timecoded videotape, and all videotapes of the same event will have the same timecode for editing purposes.

I can't tell you for sure whether this is the case here, but if those clips came from game tapes, it almost certainly is. Pros who do this will disable "drop frame" for this type of thing.

That's a long way of saying that I think you should keep goin' on as you have been, CBW. But keep your eyes peeled for differences like you pointed out in the piece; the source material may not be perfectly suited for your needs, and you may need to throw away a perfectly good analysis or two because of it.
   6. ChadBradfordWannabe Posted: May 08, 2007 at 05:06 PM (#2358452)
Hey all, I thought this was awesome and an honor.....

Armchairgm.com's 50 most influential people in sports list

#36: Carlos Gomez

A retired baseball pitcher who threw sidearm, Gomez started a series at Baseball Think Factory and later The Hardball Times that was revolutionary in bringing the average fan into the area of mechanics.

In these segments, Gomez teaches the intrepid baseball fan about the scout-terms that the sabermetric brigade has tended to ignore, such as "arm-action", or "pushing the hips in", by showing the mechanics of pitchers at certain points in their career and comparing and contrasting them against each other. He further goes in and explains what the changes in the mechanics are and why they have the effects they do.

Among subjects of his articles are Mark Prior, Oliver Perez, Phillip Hughes, and Rich Harden.


Hey, I'm ahead of Roger Clemens and Peyton Manning....although the author explains that there's no real order in these...LOL

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