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What pitch?

Fastball
9
36%
Changeup
1
4%
Curveball
0
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Slider
0
No votes
Knuckleball
11
44%
Screwball
4
16%
 
Total votes : 25

Postby Lofunzo » Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:20 am

SaintsOfTheDiamond wrote:Knuckler since most of the guys who throw it are pretty much one pitch pitchers anyway.


There's a pretty good closer on the Yankees who throws 1 pitch. ;-)
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Postby LBJackal » Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:30 am

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Sox FANatic001 wrote:knuckle ball cause Timmy W. is amazing, though if the ephees (sp) is on the list, i'd proabbly have to go with that


I think it's called the eephus. And I think believe Adam LaRoche's dad "invented" it.


You talking about Dave LaRoche and the LaLob??


Yep, that's the guy. There was an article on it early in the season I think. Don't know why I read it, I guess I was bored :-D
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Postby Bloody Nipples » Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:41 am

First of all, if I could have another pitch I would give up quality. Two pitches adds all kinds of combinations, especially compared to the monotony of one pitch. But if I really only could use one pitch, I'd have to take the fastball. Hitters would get used to the break on curving pitches if I only used one of them, and a changeup is way too slow with nothing to use it with. A fastball can be used many different ways, as a few people have said, and a good one is tough to hit even though its relatively straight. Mariano Rivera, as Lo reminds us, has made quite a living off a variation of the fastball, so I think I could too, provided I had the skill, of course.

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Postby LBJackal » Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:45 am

Well now people are cheating. By fastball I thought it still implied only one pitch. 2 seamer, 4 seamer, sinker, and splitter are all called fastballs but are all completely different pitches.

As I said in my first post, I chose the screwball which is pretty much a fastball. If I could have the 4 seamer, cutter, sinker, and splitter on top of the 2 seamer/screwball, I'd take them as well of course.
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Postby blankman » Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:04 am

Um, how about the CUTTER?

Mariano Rivera has made a living off of that pitch. Granted he has others and used those more in the past, but that cutter has gone a long way for him ;-D
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Postby studplaya1114 » Sat Jan 08, 2005 1:33 am

Mo got 53 Saves in 2004 on one pitch: the fastball
A changeup is only considered a changeup when you have a fastball to compliment it
Changeups are very easy to hit if thats the only pitch you have
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Postby bleach168 » Sat Jan 08, 2005 7:36 am

I highly doubt Rivera could have been a starter with only his cut fastball. A big part of his effectiveness came from his little use. I think the baseball world took way too long to adjust to his cut fastball. For the longest time, managers would pitch hit a lefty against Rivera when a righty was the right choice. Look at Rivera's career numbers and you'll see righties have the better opposing batting average, yet Rivera has faced more lefties than righties in his lifetime.
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Postby Lofunzo » Sat Jan 08, 2005 5:26 pm

bleach168 wrote:I highly doubt Rivera could have been a starter with only his cut fastball. A big part of his effectiveness came from his little use. I think the baseball world took way too long to adjust to his cut fastball. For the longest time, managers would pitch hit a lefty against Rivera when a righty was the right choice. Look at Rivera's career numbers and you'll see righties have the better opposing batting average, yet Rivera has faced more lefties than righties in his lifetime.


I agree with your point (except for Palmeiro). :-)
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Postby DK » Sat Jan 08, 2005 5:56 pm

LBJackal wrote:
Lofunzo wrote:
LBJackal wrote:
Sox FANatic001 wrote:knuckle ball cause Timmy W. is amazing, though if the ephees (sp) is on the list, i'd proabbly have to go with that


I think it's called the eephus. And I think believe Adam LaRoche's dad "invented" it.


You talking about Dave LaRoche and the LaLob??


Yep, that's the guy. There was an article on it early in the season I think. Don't know why I read it, I guess I was bored :-D


Just to clarify, the eephus pitch was invented by Rip Sewell in the WW2 times. A friend shot him in the foot by accident and it forced him to change his delivery.
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Postby irishdude103 » Sat Jan 08, 2005 9:19 pm

gotta go with the change



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no one can hit a good knuckle
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