Justin Verlander Stretches The Rubber

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Are no-hitters easier when you are a couple feet closer to home?

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11 comments… add one
  • Is that the Detroit “Tigers” or the Detroit “Pistons?”

    walein July 18, 2007, 6:36 pm
  • Cool picture, but that’s how most power-pitchers pitch. They start with their heel on the rubber but it slides off as they step forward.

    Atheose - SF July 18, 2007, 9:34 pm
  • Cool picture, but that’s how most power-pitchers pitch. They start with their heel on the rubber but it slides off as they step forward.

    Atheose - SF July 18, 2007, 9:34 pm
  • Sorry for the double post… stupid intra-webs.

    Atheose - SF July 18, 2007, 9:35 pm
  • Yeah, I’m sure it would have been brought up before if it were really that egregious but his release point appears so late compared to other images I have of pitchers.

    attackgerbil July 18, 2007, 9:41 pm
  • Justin Verlander is a cheater just like his teammate Kenny “What’s that on my hand” Rogers. ;)

    yf2k July 18, 2007, 10:39 pm
  • What kind of camera do you have, gerb? Amazing picture!

    Andrews July 18, 2007, 11:05 pm
  • This was shot with a Pentax K10D. The lens was a Vivitar Series 70-210 at 210mm. The exposure was 1/1000 f2.8 ISO 200
    We were seated three or four rows from the balcony’s edge of the 300 level, not quite half way up the right field line.

    attackgerbil July 19, 2007, 9:25 am
  • Did you use anything to clear noise? 200ISO usually kills me with the noise.

    walein July 20, 2007, 12:03 pm
  • This image was downsampled from a 1835×1279 crop of a 10.2 megapixel image, so that helps a bit as far as hiding noise, but there really wasn’t any to speak of. Most of the damage in this image is from shooting a decent but no exceptional long zoom fully extended at max aperture, so images will be less sharp and are at risk for other aberrations. If you look at the large image, you can see how the detail is a rather blurred; we were seated pretty far from the mound and at that distance, it’s expecting too much from my lens for images to hold up to close scrutiny, but in a shrunk-down view, no problem.
    Also I shoot RAW in camera and convert it to JPEG using BibblePro, which helps even moreso regarding sharpness, noise, and exposure control. The K10D doesn’t start to get noisy in my opinion until about ISO 400, and even then it’s not appreciable unless you are looking at the image 1:1. At ISO 800 and higher, or when there is a lot of noise because I’ve had to pull up an underexposed image, BibblePro has NoiseNinja built-in, but I avoid higher than ISO 400 whenever possible.

    attackgerbil July 20, 2007, 1:00 pm
  • thats allowed, nolan ryan did the same thing. you just cant take your foot off the mound before the ball leaves your hand

    nathan March 3, 2008, 10:14 pm

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