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    Eephus Pitch

    Why don't we see this pitch more often?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJrEgYtdWvk]YouTube - Dave LaRoche :La Lob , eephus pitch[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFvp7kMraAw]YouTube - Folly Floater: Hamilton vs Horton[/ame]

    The second one is great with Horton crawling back into the dugout....



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    Re: Eephus Pitch

    Seems to me like the risk/reward would be too great. Sure you could probably catch a hitter way off guard 1 out of 10 times but the other 9 times the hitter probably jacks the ball.


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    Re: Eephus Pitch

    Quote Originally Posted by chinapuck View Post
    Why don't we see this pitch more often?

    YouTube - Dave LaRoche :La Lob , eephus pitch

    YouTube - Folly Floater: Hamilton vs Horton

    The second one is great with Horton crawling back into the dugout....
    Livan Hernandez has utilized an effective version of it to get off to a 6-1 start.



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    Re: Eephus Pitch

    I threw it a couple times in High School. Nobody ever swung at it and threw it for a strike probably 4-5 times. The 5th the umpire told me it probably was a strike but we had such a big lead he didnt want to show up the other team.



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    Re: Eephus Pitch

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    but we had such a big lead he didnt want to show up the other team.

    haha - which is probably why you felt comfortable throwing it :)



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    Re: Eephus Pitch

    Like the knuckler, it probably takes a bit of work to throw it right and most guys probably dont want to work hard on a 40mph pitch that might indeed just get jacked.



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    Re: Eephus Pitch

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdYBEJzy-F0]YouTube - The Greatest pitch ever thrown.[/ame]

    WOW!!! This is the way we always dreamed about throwing it but never could accomplish.


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    Re: Eephus Pitch

    a pitch like that the batter is more likely to control its location...and put it right back in the pitchers chops


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    Re: Eephus Pitch

    Quote Originally Posted by JHudd View Post
    YouTube - The Greatest pitch ever thrown.

    WOW!!! This is the way we always dreamed about throwing it but never could accomplish.
    I played on a fast pitch softball team that had a pitcher who could throw (lob) a similar pitch using a windmill pitching motion. He released the ball as he started the windmill motion instead of after the windup. He only threw it once because the umpire declared the pitch to be illegal for reasons unknown.


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