Better than the Gyro

Satch would be proud, and you can bet he’d come up with a good name for it.

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  • Hehe, I’ve stumbled upon that video several times while trying to find footage of Eephus pitches.
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=tJrEgYtdWvk
    That’s a pretty sweet Eephus. I wish I could find the one that got ARod to ground out on, but it was taken down recently.

    Atheose May 27, 2008, 11:35 am
  • This is really cool too: pitcher for Creighton that throws both righty and lefty.
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=8U2xkHOTvvw&feature=related

    Atheose May 27, 2008, 11:38 am
  • If only Daisuke had the same control.

    SoxFan May 27, 2008, 11:38 am
  • http://youtube.com/watch?v=MKcKAsf67EI
    This is an odd pitch also

    Rob SF May 27, 2008, 1:23 pm
  • Even if he misses, the ump almost has to give him the strike. Just to encourage him to try it again.

    Hudson May 27, 2008, 1:44 pm
  • ath-
    if i remember correctly the yankees drafted that creighton pitcher.
    Also, Arod may have grounded out on a eephus pitch but he also hit one of El Duque’s about 500 feet when he was on the Rangers.

    Sam-YF May 27, 2008, 1:47 pm
  • Yeah, I remember that Sam. El Duque’s eephus was always overrated in my opinion.

    Atheose May 27, 2008, 2:22 pm
  • Yeah, totally not a strike. But an awesome vid. When I first saw it, I was like, “Woah he released that ball way sooner than he should’ve!” Now I know why…

    Paul SF May 27, 2008, 3:48 pm
  • El duque’s eephus was more of a hybrid eephus/super-slow changeup. It certainly didnt go over the batters head in height.

    Sam-YF May 27, 2008, 4:05 pm
  • Ath –
    Greg Harris pitched for the Sox was ambidextrous.
    Greg Harris – appeared in 70 games for the Sox, a record set at the time I think.
    http://www.baseballlibrary.com/ballplayers/player.php?name=Greg_Harris_1955
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/harrigr01.shtml

    BillsBurgSF May 27, 2008, 10:39 pm
  • Should have said, Sox team record at the time for Greg Harrs

    BillsBurgSF May 27, 2008, 10:40 pm
  • Should have said, Sox team record at the time for Greg Harrs

    BillsBurgSF May 27, 2008, 10:40 pm
  • Sorry for the double post, the Vodka and Cranberry juices are getting to me.
    Interesting comments from ole’ Lou Gorman about Greg Harris switching pitching hands during a game, “GM Lou Gorman insisted it would “make a mockery” of the game”. Isn’t this the same Lou Gorman that traded Jeff Bagwell for Larry Andersen?!?
    According to the article Harris stated, “Boston is so conservative. People are afraid to try anything.” In a muted show of defiance, Harris usually chose to wear an ambidextrous glove on the mound.”
    I don’t know, I’ve tried things, of course I haven’t lived in the Boston area since 2000 (Williamsburg VA, in da HOUSE, OK, that was stupid, shouda been Williamsburg, VA “in thy home”!). I’ve tried Vodka and Red Bull without dying so I’ve got that going for me.

    BillsBurgSF May 27, 2008, 10:51 pm

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