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JohnBasedowYoda
08-29-2006, 07:00 PM
Which one of these guys has the most visually appealing approach to pitching?

Damn, forgot to make it public...who voted against Yoda?!

Mr. White Sox
08-29-2006, 07:32 PM
visually appealing?
MacDougal and his "hat on, hat off" trick. Of course it's probably horrible mechanics-wise...

Freddy Garcia seems to have solid, fluid mechanics. His breaking ball and fastball come from similar arm angles, so it's hard to pick up right away.

Buehrle also has a very fluid delivery.

PAPChiSox729
08-29-2006, 07:42 PM
I've always like Vazquez's jerky delivery for some reason. I also like seeing Jose throw from unusual angles. I love how Thorton's is slow and relaxed but then the batter has a 98 MPH fastball coming right at them.

:cool:

Scottzilla
08-29-2006, 07:49 PM
i like how big bad bobby seems to be putting his weight into it. must be scary as heck in the box

buehrle4cy05
08-29-2006, 07:53 PM
Thornton. It's nice and easy, very smooth, and then he pops a 97 mph fastball up on you.

MrX
08-29-2006, 08:15 PM
Mark Prior and his perfect mechanics

chisoxfanatic
08-29-2006, 08:21 PM
Thornton. He's the only pitcher I can recall to ever make pitches look so effortless.

Madvora
08-29-2006, 08:55 PM
Buehle works quick and has a great pick off move, if that stuff counts.

Garcia drives me nuts.

hi im skot
08-29-2006, 09:22 PM
http://www.claytoncramer.com/pictures/pizzafront.JPG

Errr...wait.

batmanZoSo
08-29-2006, 09:54 PM
I've always liked Garcia's quirky windup since he was a Mariner. Garland would be a close second. He's very controlled, the opposite of Garcia. The rest..meh. Not a lot of interesting deliveries on this team.

slobes
08-29-2006, 10:13 PM
Buehrle just always looks like he's in complete control. Even though he had that recent slump, he is the man when he's on the mound.

Mr. White Sox
08-29-2006, 10:26 PM
I've always liked Garcia's quirky windup since he was a Mariner. Garland would be a close second. He's very controlled, the opposite of Garcia. The rest..meh. Not a lot of interesting deliveries on this team.

Garcia's mechanics and delivery must be good; the guy is a horse. I don't think he's been hurt at all (for an extended period) in his career. Meanwhile, Mark Prior and his picture-perfect mechanics result in DL stint after DL stint.

soxinem1
08-29-2006, 10:41 PM
I have a thing for pitchers who throw over the top. Seaver, Carlton, Burns. My son is 11 and he throws over the top. But my son is not on the list.

Therefore, I pick Garland..... when he's on.

0o0o0
08-29-2006, 10:48 PM
I like Garcia's cause at one point during his delivery he looks like the Brown's Chicken guy with his arms all stretched out.

HebrewHammer
08-29-2006, 10:59 PM
If I'm at a game, I want Buerhle pitching, just because the game goes much faster with him on the hill.

From a pure mechanics standpoint. I'll go with McCarthy. His delivery is almost effortless.

kevingrt
08-29-2006, 11:03 PM
I love Buehrle because he keeps runners where they are, works quick, and has just a nice motion to the plate. Close seconds go to Thorton and Bobby because they bring it in different ways.

batmanZoSo
08-29-2006, 11:06 PM
I like Garcia's cause at one point during his delivery he looks like the Brown's Chicken guy with his arms all stretched out.

:rolling:

http://brownschicken.com/images/landingpage/artcopy_pics_52.gifhttp://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:hA5ZKaki0mmlbM:http://www.prosportspictures.com/images/mlb/chicago-white-sox/2005/05-freddy-garcia-action-1-sm.jpg

Good call. :mg:

chino73
08-29-2006, 11:24 PM
Just found this site. Great to see Sox fans coming together. As my first post I would say and vote for Thorton. The first time I saw him with the Sox I was at opening day in the Diamond suites. He through a fastball and I didn't think anything of it. I looked at the gun in left field and saw 97. I thought to myself "no way" that's got to be wrong. Next pitch 98 and I was just amazed. He looks like me throwing to an 8 year old in the back yard. How can you throw that hard that easy?

Go Sox!!!

chisoxmike
08-29-2006, 11:26 PM
The one that gets strikes and outs.

Chips
08-29-2006, 11:27 PM
The one that gets strikes and outs.

I prefer the Neal Cotts delivery that throws balls and gives up jacks.

FedEx227
08-29-2006, 11:30 PM
Tie between Thornton and McCarthy. I love McCarthy's delivery because it kinda of reminds me of Oswalts and I just love the leg kick.

Matt because it looks like something any one of us can do... only his doesn't go 65 mph.

Chips
08-29-2006, 11:45 PM
I liked Nelson's delivery.

FedEx227
08-29-2006, 11:47 PM
http://rockcats.com/DATA/system/images/neshek2.jpg
Sort of unrelated... but my god is Pat Neshek from the Twins' delievery just sickening. My elbow hurts everytime I see it.

BadBobbyJenks
08-30-2006, 12:10 AM
Yeah I love thornton's seemingly effortless 97+ fastball

Norberto7
08-30-2006, 12:10 AM
I always liked the way Cotts snaps his arm back after his delivery. Now it's probably more like trying to pull his last pitch back.... MacDougal's delivery is kind of like a car accident. Horrifying, yet I can't help but watch.

monkeypants
08-30-2006, 12:29 AM
I too dig seeing Thornton pitching. It seems very effortless but the man can deal some heat.

Mohoney
08-30-2006, 12:34 AM
Thornton is just so effortless in his 97mph. It's unreal the arm that he has.

SOX ADDICT '73
08-30-2006, 12:46 AM
Thornton is just so effortless in his 97mph. It's unreal the arm that he has.
I'm sure it's been said before, but KW deserves GM of the Year based on the Thornton deal alone. Hard to believe we got this guy for a 5-million dollar pile of garbage like Borchard.

StillMissOzzie
08-30-2006, 12:55 AM
I too voted for Thornton. His delivery looks so fluidic and effortless, and the ball is arriving at 96-98 mph or so. He reminds me of Randy Johnson in his prime.

SMO
:gulp:

Gregory Pratt
08-30-2006, 01:02 AM
I too voted for Thornton. His delivery looks so fluidic and effortless, and the ball is arriving at 96-98 mph or so. He reminds me of Randy Johnson in his prime.

SMO
:gulp:

Which is why he should be a starter.
Have him work on a couple of other pitches -- they don't have to be great -- and stretch him out. Easy heat from the left side? Mercy!

Mercy!
08-30-2006, 04:06 AM
I voted for Thornton for all the reasons others here gave regarding his effortless delivery. I also like the little thing he does from time to time with his left foot after his follow through. Do you know what I'm talking about?

Actually, I'd have to say that Matt Thornton is easy on the eyes in every way.:smile:

russ99
08-30-2006, 10:04 AM
I like Thornton's delivery, but I really miss El Duque's unique regular and stretch deliveries. "Knee in the face" is the best way to describe his regular delivery.

gobears1987
08-30-2006, 10:10 AM
Buehrle because he gets a ton of pitckoffs due to his form.

drewcifer
08-30-2006, 10:21 AM
Thornton for me too.

Effortless-looking, deceptive power.

rdwj
08-30-2006, 10:22 AM
Wow - didn't expect to see so many Thornton votes, but MAN he makes it look easy

seventyseven
08-30-2006, 10:41 AM
I like Garcia's cause at one point during his delivery he looks like the Brown's Chicken guy with his arms all stretched out.

You mean the Brown's Chicken chicken? I don't think that's a guy.

batmanZoSo
08-30-2006, 10:52 AM
You mean the Brown's Chicken chicken? I don't think that's a guy.

I never gave it much thought but it always kind of reminded me of a humanoid french fry, maybe with a number 1 in there for some reason. :?:

0o0o0
08-30-2006, 10:55 AM
You mean the Brown's Chicken chicken? I don't think that's a guy.

It could be a male chicken.

batmanZoSo
08-30-2006, 10:56 AM
It could be a male chicken.

Maybe it's Li'l Jerry Seinfeld.

"That would explain his poor egg production..."

Scottzilla
08-30-2006, 11:00 AM
It could be a male chicken.

A male chicken is called a Jay Marriotti.

0o0o0
08-30-2006, 11:07 AM
A male chicken is called a Jay Marriotti.

So in conclusion, when Freddy Garcia pitches he looks like Jay Mariotti. :?::cool:

Baby Fisk
08-30-2006, 11:31 AM
I like Jenks's delivery, especially when he caps it off with the patented Double Fist Slam.

Scottzilla
08-30-2006, 11:55 AM
So in conclusion, when Freddy Garcia pitches he looks like Jay Mariotti. :?::cool:

well jay probably sweats more when hes eating browns chicken than Freddy does when pitching.

Foulke You
08-30-2006, 12:01 PM
I voted for MacDougal. I love pitchers that sling it and boy does he ever sling it. It is one of the most violent deliveries I've seen. He just wrenches his whole body and arm when he fires it in. MacDougal's is the type of delivery you expect to see out of a 97mph fastball, not that "nice and easy" stuff that Thornton throws.:D:

JohnBasedowYoda
08-30-2006, 02:35 PM
All this being said I voted for Buehrle. He makes it look cool and he finishes nicely.

BMac Daddy
08-30-2006, 02:59 PM
McCarthy! :bandance:

DaleJRFan
08-30-2006, 03:04 PM
From a pure mechanics standpoint. I'll go with McCarthy. His delivery is almost effortless.

Which is why Jon Garland will continue to get better and will never sustain serious injuries related to pitching. His delivery is mechanically sound and is seemingly effortless. Plus, he can fire it up to 95 if he needs it (see 05 ALCS).

salty99
08-30-2006, 03:07 PM
Pat Neshek of the Twins