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Postby shortsavage » Sun Jul 25, 2004 9:34 am

I just watched some film to verify this.


Rotoworld.com wrote:Pitching coach Bryan Price noticed that in Joel Pineiro's shelling by the Red Sox last week, the righthander's back foot was three inches in front of the pitching rubber.
''You don't usually look down to see where your foot is," Pineiro said. ''I'm like almost everyone else, I use the rubber to drive off to throw a pitch. And here I was not using it and didn't even realize it.'' Hopefully Pineiro can make the changes necessary to get back on track. Jul. 25 - 9:16 am et
Source: Seattle Times



I hope he doesn't overthink today against the Angels.
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Postby SuperHippo » Sun Jul 25, 2004 9:51 am

:-? That is really odd, was this only pitching from the stretch? You would think he would notice something like that...
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Postby crip » Sun Jul 25, 2004 11:43 am

Sounds like the guy is a headcase to me...thjat's why I dropped his arse
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Postby shortsavage » Sun Jul 25, 2004 1:23 pm

SuperHippo wrote::-? That is really odd, was this only pitching from the stretch? You would think he would notice something like that...


No, he was doing it from the windup too. I guess he was focusing on other things. To me, it sounds more like a football player mistake than one you would expect a baseball player to make.


crip wrote:Sounds like the guy is a headcase to me...thjat's why I dropped his arse


You said you dropped him because of your NL pitchers are better epiphany :-? . He is actually a team leader, far from a headcase in my mind.
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Postby Strasil42 » Sun Jul 25, 2004 3:02 pm

I hope he can figure out whats wrong while on my bench.
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Postby BGbootha » Sun Jul 25, 2004 4:55 pm

i would say that pineiro is far from a head case this guy has the make up to be the m's ace in a few years. The guy is only 26.
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Postby KolbSaves » Sun Jul 25, 2004 5:48 pm

his stats today look like he's back to pushing off full throttle ;-)
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Postby shortsavage » Sun Jul 25, 2004 6:15 pm

KolbSaves wrote:his stats today look like he's back to pushing off full throttle ;-)


indeed ;-D
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Postby BobbyRoberto » Mon Jul 26, 2004 2:47 am

I pitched for a lot of years and can't imagine not throwing off the rubber. That's just hard to believe. Is he saying he didn't push off the rubber for the whole game? Or a few pitches? I don't get that one at all.
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Postby LBJackal » Mon Jul 26, 2004 3:01 am

Pineiro has a great game once in a while but isn't consistent and when he's bad, he's really bad.

I really can't see how somebody can not notice they're just pitching off of dirt instead of the rubber. Seems impossible to me even for a couple pitches, let alone an entire game.
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