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by SteelersStillSuck » Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:55 pm
Swerb wrote:Tough to win when you have the worst head coach in the league and a QB that stares into his fridge every morning for a half hour cause the orange juice says "concentrate" on it.
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by WarAdmiral » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:07 pm
by SteelersStillSuck » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:35 pm
WarAdmiral wrote:I agree, and I get sick to my stomach everytime I see one of these 12 year olds throwing breaking balls. I would like to know how many over the years have played D1, or professional baseball as pitchers?
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by skatingtripods » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:41 pm
by CarolinaTribe » Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:24 am
Skating Tripods wrote:They're getting to partake in the experience of a lifetime. Williamsport has been synonymous with the LLWS for so long and going there is such a thrill for these kids.
by dmiles » Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:53 am
by General » Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:47 am
by pup » Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:16 am
As far as 12 year olds throwing breaking balls, the bigger danger to their arms is overuse.
by WarAdmiral » Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:02 am
by General » Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:08 am
by Erie Warrior » Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:38 pm
by WarAdmiral » Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:56 pm
by dmiles » Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:16 am
by pup » Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:25 am
dmiles wrote:Pup I am merely parroting what Dr. Andrews has stated. If you google Andrews overuse curve you can find the references.What he's saying is that year round travel ball and playing multiple games per day are what's killing arms moreso than curve balls. Having said that I don't teach the curve, though my son throws a football curve. I am thinking of nipping that in the bud too for fear they make more of a slider release. I don't have all the answers, though I am starting lean towards the way of Lincecum's dad, and the Japanese think, which is to say our kids might not be throwing enough. I recall playing hot stove and pitching a complete 8 inning game 10, and we threw all day throughout the summer. I had hardcore taped up whiffle ball games, and I used to go out and pitch a rubber ball up against our "pump house" for hours on end. Never a lick of arm trouble. Starting throwing the slurve at 14. By the time I was HS age I was busy doing other things and not throwing as much so my fastball suffered.
by Erie Warrior » Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:44 am
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