Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The new revolution in pitching.

In a bizarre story, former pitcher Mike Marshall claims to have developed a pitching delivery that will revolutionize the position and eliminate arm injuries. The rotation involves no leg kick and no rotation of the hips. One of his students describes it as "we kinda throw like a girl".

Its fascinating to watch, and at first almost looks like the pitcher will throw it underhand. The article features a video of 35–year-old, former major-league pitcher Jeff Sparks, a Marshall student.

Some say he's nuttier than a fruitcake, but others are realizing that he has something here. It may take years for baseball teams to even consider adopting Marshall's ideas, but whoever decides first may have an advantage. Maybe the Yankees bullpen will give it a whirl.

1 comment:

Dr. James Andrews said...

I hope a lot of pitchers start using this motion