Saturday, March 24, 2007


Supposedly Daisuke Matsuzaka of the Boston Red Sox throws this pitch that
spins clockwise and breaks down and in on right-handed batters when thrown by a right-handed pitcher.

What happens when a left-handed batter is up? Go to the screwball?

Who has the best eyes in baseball?

Generally speaking the best hitters have incredible vision as they can see a particular spin on the ball and know if that ball will or will not break. I'd want to hear from some Hall of Famers before this wonderkind on the Red Sox gets credit for developing the pitch being dubbed as a "gyroball".

What do YOU say? As long as the game has been played why hasn't anyone else come up with such a pitch and how much damage can this do to one's throwing

I'm still a big fan of the knuckleball. Because, for the most part, it doesn't have that much wear and tear on the body. Know who throws a mean one? Lance Niekro. (His father, Joe, threw a few.)