Thursday, January 09, 2014

Mad Dog

"Hitting is timing; pitching is upsetting timing."
-Warren Spahn

Tom Boswell has a wonderful piece on the art of Greg Maddux, and why he was just elected to the Hall of Fame: because he was the greatest bluffer on the mound.  Maddux made an art of making all his pitches look exactly the same until they broke at the last second.  His stuff was not overpowering, but he deceived the eye and the mind by upsetting timing through regularity that deceived.  

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