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Postby stomperrob » Tue May 11, 2004 1:42 pm

This is probably not the right forum, but I need an answer to my question. I was at my son's little league game last night (he's 12 years old) and boy does his team need some pitching help - I want to get him practicing pitching at home - I need to know the distance from the pitcher's mound to home plate. (It didn't help the kids that it was 40 degrees at gametime - there's a blizzard outside today - that's baseball in Canada for ya!).
Thanks for your help.
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Postby Rirruto » Tue May 11, 2004 1:49 pm

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Postby bell » Tue May 11, 2004 1:50 pm

Teach the boy some Hideo Nomo/Otsuka craziness. Good luck! ;-D
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Tue May 11, 2004 2:09 pm

It sounds stupid, but mechanics shouldn't be overlooked. I know people who think all pithing is is throwing a ball as hard as you can, and throw their arm out before they reach high school. You can get away with this for a while - I did at least :-D - but correct mechanics are a must. Good luck, and let us know if we should be looking for him in some keeper league drafts down the road. :-D
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Postby stomperrob » Tue May 11, 2004 6:35 pm

Thanks guys - I'll give ya a heads up when he signs his first contract!
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Postby matmat » Tue May 11, 2004 6:43 pm

the moment the kid starts bending his elbow funny prohibit him from throwing for a while. nothing worse than getting elbow tendinitis from throwing too hard...
also, don't let him throw too many curves/sliders... stick to fastball, straight change -- the others are just toooo hard for young arms.
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Postby shortround_phat2008 » Tue May 11, 2004 7:15 pm

Tell him to lift his leg as high as he can, but be smooth in his delivery and drift his glove to where he is going to throw it, and flip his wrist when he throws it, and turn his hip when he brings his leg up.
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Postby shortround_phat2008 » Tue May 11, 2004 7:18 pm

All of that will help him throw the ball faster and tell him to only throw change ups outside , never inside, always get killed,
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Postby stomperrob » Wed May 12, 2004 12:41 pm

Thanks for all the tips - I really appreciate it.
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