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clydepepper 05-18-2022 04:50 PM

Strange Pitching Windups:
Of course, most pitchers now use very abbreviated windups if any at all, but there are still a few, even relievers' one starting from the stretch that keep me scratching my head.

For starting pitchers, I have always thought Kershaw's was weird...not that it's not very, very effective...just an odd-duck look to it.

And then there's Kenley Jansen, whose strange approach I did not notice until he signed with the Braves and I get to see him so often.

What in the world?

I'd love to hear the 'back-story' on how all this became his 'routine'.

TUM301 05-19-2022 07:17 AM

Check out the windup for the Astros starter last nite, Garcia, versus the Red Sox. Remember him from last season and wow, that is some routine.

Casey2296 05-19-2022 04:35 PM

Johnny Cueto always had a lot of moving parts to his delivery.

mcgwirecom 05-19-2022 08:36 PM

Mike Clevinger looks like a cat trying to make a bed on your chest...

Mark17 05-19-2022 09:40 PM

In the early to mid 1970s, it was said that if you attended a Red Sox game that Luis Tiant pitched, at some point in the game, while in his delivery, Tiant would look directly at you.

Peter_Spaeth 05-20-2022 10:37 PM

It may not be technically part of his windup, but Craig Kimbrel's pitching is very strange.

G1911 05-22-2022 02:15 AM

Hideo Nomo had my favorite windup. Couldn't figure out how it worked for him, but it did.

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