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OzzyTrain
01-02-2006, 05:51 PM
A friend is arguing about what pitches he has to choose from, he insist he tosses a splitter. So what pitches does he toss?

soxfanreggie
01-02-2006, 05:54 PM
A nice fastball, a solid change. I think he's also thrown a curve and slider. I'm not really sure about the splitter though. We really only saw a lot of the fastball and change.

ATXBMX
01-02-2006, 05:54 PM
fastball, curveball, changeup, and possibly a sinker.

OzzyTrain
01-02-2006, 05:56 PM
fastball, curveball, changeup, and possibly a sinker.

Hmm, I wonder if he got the splitter confused with the sinker.

ondafarm
01-02-2006, 05:59 PM
BMac does use a heavy ball sinker. It's actually a lot like Garland's and probably for a lot of the same reasons: big tall lanky guy, ball thrown over the top with a little down motion. A splitter with that motion would be virtually uncontrollable.