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Thursday, October 01, 2009

TSN: Lincecum on Cain: ‘I just love watching him pitch’

Good stuff in TSN (Falls over…literally)

SN: If you could take from both of you to build some kind of four-pitch robo-ace, which pitches of each of yours would you want to have?

Lincecum: I would take his knuckleball.

Cain: (laughing) It’s not very good. We’re taking his changeup no matter what. We know what it does.

Lincecum: Cain’s fastball has got so much life late in the zone—it’s powering, it’s surging, to the glove.

Cain: That’s the way yours looks. I think our fastballs are similar. I think we could take my curveball; it may be a little bigger. We’d take your slider.

Lincecum: Your slider, though, it moves, it’s 89 (mph) and it’s just filthy.

Cain:You throw yours 86 and it moves more. … It’s so hard to say, because sometimes I really wish I had all his pitches.

Repoz Posted: October 01, 2009 at 11:49 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. NJ in DC (Now with Wife and Fetus!) Posted: October 01, 2009 at 12:48 PM (#3337334)
Cool article.
   2. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 01, 2009 at 12:51 PM (#3337337)
Are they gonna make out?
   3. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: October 01, 2009 at 02:15 PM (#3337386)
I think they already have.
   4. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: October 01, 2009 at 02:52 PM (#3337404)
Which one is Paul and which is Paula?
   5. Harmon "Thread Killer" Microbrew Posted: October 01, 2009 at 04:32 PM (#3337491)
The video from this interview is now available.
   6. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: October 01, 2009 at 05:07 PM (#3337518)
Yeah, the gobbling is a bit much, but I enjoyed the interview. I agree with them on pitch selection, too. Lincecum's change, Cain's curve, either fastball, and both sliders.
   7. bigboyinbroward1980 Posted: October 01, 2009 at 05:31 PM (#3337548)
no mention of Pedro on their fave pitchers? slightly weird......
   8. Maxwn Posted: October 01, 2009 at 05:44 PM (#3337562)
no mention of Pedro on their fave pitchers? slightly weird......

Why is that weird? Pedro was awesome but there's no reason to expect him to be on everyone's favorite pitchers list.
   9. God Posted: October 01, 2009 at 07:11 PM (#3337669)
He was Lincecum before Lincecum was, the scrawny dominating guy who teams passed on because they didn't think he could physically withstand pitching.
   10. The Most Interesting Man In The World Posted: October 01, 2009 at 07:15 PM (#3337673)
EDIT: Double post
   11. The Most Interesting Man In The World Posted: October 01, 2009 at 07:15 PM (#3337674)
Are they gonna make out?

Well, they do "play" in San Francisco.

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