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Pitching Mechanics Newsbeat

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tanaka and the Science Guy

John Brenkus examines two of Masahiro Tanaka’s best pitches.

attaboy Posted: March 12, 2014 at 03:26 PM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: espn, masahiro tanaka, pitching mechanics, science

Friday, February 28, 2014

Star-Telegram: Rangers pitcher Buckel ready to shine after forgettable year

Keith Comstock, the Rangers’ rehab pitching coordinator;

“To be honest, about 50 percent of pitchers have some form of the yips. Whether it’s throwing a pitch out, trying to intentionally walk a guy, throwing to first base, most guys have something. It’s just not as noticeable as a guy who can’t play catch or can’t throw a strike.”

Shake the hand of the guy sitting next to you.  You’ve just shaken the hand of a guy with the yips.  Or not, if he reached over and missed.

Seriously, though, this is a more interesting item than your usual “best shape of his life” ST story.  The physiology and psychology of pro sports balance on a knife edge, and if you fall, your ERA can go up tenfold.

BDC Posted: February 28, 2014 at 10:24 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: pitching mechanics, psychology, rangers

 

 

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