Comments on: Getting a Grip http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9900 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Shelley B http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9900/comment-page-1#comment-93262 Fri, 11 Feb 2011 23:24:32 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9900#comment-93262 this is my first time here and I just wanted to stop by and say Hello!!

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By: kenh http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9900/comment-page-1#comment-93173 Fri, 11 Feb 2011 17:26:08 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9900#comment-93173 Wow that was great. Interesting to me was the number of pitchers who throw their fastball with the seams. I assumed most pitchers threw 4 seam fastballs. Too bad they didn't include a picture of J.R. Richard. His hands were huge. Apparently he could hold 7 or 8 baseballs in one hand.

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By: barkie http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9900/comment-page-1#comment-92950 Fri, 11 Feb 2011 01:25:44 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9900#comment-92950 John Austin

my Tigers are gonna take it all!

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By: 10 Tips for Getting Fit Over 40 | Fitness http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9900/comment-page-1#comment-92921 Thu, 10 Feb 2011 23:40:57 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9900#comment-92921 [...] Getting a Grip » Baseball-Reference Blog » Blog Archive [...]

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By: Thomas Court http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9900/comment-page-1#comment-92871 Thu, 10 Feb 2011 19:26:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9900#comment-92871 I love the pics of Satchel talking to Whitey (Ford that is). Take a look at the length of Paige's fingers! Of all the Negro League players, I wonder about his potential numbers in the bigs most often simply because of the length of not his fingers, but his career.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9900/comment-page-1#comment-92849 Thu, 10 Feb 2011 17:41:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9900#comment-92849 Barkie @5 -- What's in store for our Tigers this year? Will Scherzer & Porcello keep up the improvement they showed in the 2nd half last year? Does Magglio have anything left in the tank? Does Leyland still have the fire in his belly?

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By: SocraticGadfly http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9900/comment-page-1#comment-92681 Wed, 09 Feb 2011 23:40:36 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9900#comment-92681 Other knucklers besides Dickey and Wilhelm, yet further in, seem to have yet other grips - how the seams are held, or if the first and second fingers are off-seam, exactly what the ring finger does, etc.

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By: SocraticGadfly http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9900/comment-page-1#comment-92677 Wed, 09 Feb 2011 23:08:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9900#comment-92677 Interesting, with R.A. Dickey and Hoyt Wilhelm next to one another; significant differences on their knuckler grips.

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By: barkie http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9900/comment-page-1#comment-92663 Wed, 09 Feb 2011 21:05:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9900#comment-92663 Great link, Steve. Awesome pics.

This site is often a forum for two groups- I call them the stat guys and the gut guys- who bash at each other endlessly.

At the end of the day I want to believe that we are all the same type of baseball junkies deep down, and that we would all look at those pictures and instantly start to get all romantic about the game we all love so much.

There's just something about the way that a baseball fits in a man's hand. It naturally wants to fall into that crook between the first two fingers and then fall against the thumb. The size and weight of the ball is so wonderfully perfect. It's weight is intimidating, but when one lets it fly free towards its target...

God I love this game. I can almost smell the Opening Day.

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By: DavidRF http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9900/comment-page-1#comment-92655 Wed, 09 Feb 2011 20:52:00 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9900#comment-92655 Thanks to the pictures and uniform numbers here, the "unidentified pitcher" next to Turk Lown in frame 24 can probably be identified as Gerry Staley.

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