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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Zoomlander—the art of throwing hard

Jeff Albert, co-moderator of the blog, on Justin Verlander and Joel Zumaya.

Here’s the link to the comments section of this outstanding article. Scroll up to read it.

Marcus Giles 2 Posted: November 01, 2006 at 12:01 AM | 5 comment(s)
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   1. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: November 01, 2006 at 01:26 AM (#2229284)
That curve to A-Rod for strike three was absolutely not fair.
   2. joker24 Posted: November 01, 2006 at 04:45 AM (#2229363)
I posted this somewhere else, but I was watching the Bartman inning, and I immediately noticed that Prior is no longer throwing in '06 like he was back in '03. I think Prior would make the best guy to do next CBW.
   3. Darren Posted: November 01, 2006 at 05:14 AM (#2229376)
I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!
   4. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: November 01, 2006 at 01:46 PM (#2229476)
I think Prior would make the best guy to do next CBW.

I don't want to speak out of turn, but I'm pretty sure there's a Prior post in the pipeline as we speak (as we type?).
   5. Marcus Giles 2 Posted: November 01, 2006 at 07:27 PM (#2229696)
I'm surprised there have not been many other thoughts about Verlander or Zumaya's throwing styles. I really only touched on two factors, coming from what I thought were the more obvious observations in the video.

Re: Prior - I remember reading something to the effect of his having a very high range of mobility in his throwing shoulder. More mobility = less stability, which might be a blanket explanation of his shoulder problems.

The older clip I have of him shows him at USC, and it would/will be interesting to see now if he has made an adjustment to lessen the stress placed on his shoulder.

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