Tavern at lunchtime

Jim, publican, to me: If you’re arm-pitching, you can’t pitch six innings one night and six innings another night. If you’re stretch pitching (he adjusts his apron and demonstrates pitching “from the stretch”) it’s all in the arm. The windup. That’s when … when when when you feel it in the legs. It’s all torque. I tell these parents, “Hey, it’s your kid, if you say they can pitch then they can pitch.” But these kids, they’re young. They’re not throwing curveballs. I can throw fastballs, I mean, not really fast, actually, but I can pitch moderate, batting-practice fastballs for five hours straight.

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