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Postby sstobe » Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:55 pm

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/r ... _papelbon/

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- He threw Jonny Gomes a "slutter." That's what Jonathan Papelbon calls his new pitch -- a combination cut fastball and slider.

The new pitch, as Papelbon was explaining it near his locker, had reporters in stitches.

Kyle Snyder stood behind him, mouthing the words, "Don't print that . . ." But Papelbon was serious. He spoke about how he throws it with his palm out and how he doesn't "pronate through the ball" when he throws it. He was very serious. He said it wasn't a true slider or a cutter because of the angle at which the ball travels.
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Re: Papelbon's new pitch!

Postby MashinSpuds » Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:56 pm

After he struck out, did Gomes check his wallet to see if ten bucks was missing? Those slutters always want the cosmos.
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Re: Papelbon's new pitch!

Postby jcook3127 » Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:06 pm

I don't really think Gomes would be carrying his wallet up to the batter's box...
Why don't they just get a house that's already painted?
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Re: Papelbon's new pitch!

Postby SJNez46 » Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:38 pm

Whatever works for Papelbon works for me :-D
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Re: Papelbon's new pitch!

Postby acsguitar » Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:58 am

Papelbon is a huge redneck :)

Great pitcher though
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Re: Papelbon's new pitch!

Postby masterpinky0509 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:42 pm

Uh, I'm pretty sure a biomechanics guy wouldn't approve of this pitch. I was fairly sure that elbow pronation reduces the strain on the arm.
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Re: Papelbon's new pitch!

Postby soty » Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:24 pm

Slutter? LOL. If it helps Paps and my Sox then he can call it whatever he wants as far as I am concerned. ;-D
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Re: Papelbon's new pitch!

Postby soxfan364 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:34 pm

Pap is the man.

It's hard to believe that he's the FIRST Sox pitcher with back to back 30 save seasons.
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Re: Papelbon's new pitch!

Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:45 pm

sweet name ;-D
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Re: Papelbon's new pitch!

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:19 pm

Haha SLUTter. I like it paps.
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