Question re Pedro, the toe, and the shoe
- From: Phil <phil@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 17:36:18 GMT
I've been listening to talk about Pedro's toe for montths now, and I have just one question:
How many of the people reading this newsgroup have actually watched Pedro's delivery, particularly what he does with his right foot?
I never noticed anything strange until they showed him on the TV news the other night, I guess when he was starting to throw actual pitches off the side of the mound for the first time, and although I'd seen him pitch as a Met on television, I guess I'd never seen him, fullscreen, as it were, until now, where his feet were clearly visible while he pitches.
Is that one of the more bizarre back-foot flips/rolls people have seen? I remember comments to the effect that Tom Seaver and Nolan Ryan (I think it was them) used to scuff the upper portion of their back-foot shoe while moving forward, and would wear out spikes really quickly as a result, but looking at Pedro's delivery, I can't imagine that toe _not_ hurting. I find it kind of hard to conceive of it not dropping off any day now.
I mean, God forbid Peterson takes ten minutes to fix it, or we'll probably be really screwed, but I'm wondering how long he can keep it up, since I can't imagine it's doing that toe any good. If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I'd have thought it was some kind of Sidd Finch joke. Or have I just lived a sheltered life, and is this fairly typical of righty pitchers?
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