The Top Ten Coolest Windups
Although pitching normally is not too painful, there are quite a few pitchers whose deliveries look very painful, or unusual. If you happen to look weird enough, you could be featured here.
A pitchers windup is very important. Here are some weird ones.
In this article, I will teach you how to do each windup, so that you can do it yourself. Although, I must include that injury can occur when trying these. Actually, these deliveries, for many pitchers, may have caused injury later in their career.
With safety put aside, here's my list of the top ten coolest windups.
10. Ben Weber
Note: Funny looking glasses required to practice this windup. During your windup, begin slamming your glove against your crotch.
9. Gene Garber
*Couldn't find suitable picture.
He threw similar to Chad Bradford...Low low low low low low low!-quote from Flo Rida.
8. Chad Bradford
First lift leg like you are a normal pitcher, then lower back until it is parallel to the ground and bend low enough that your knuckles scrape the ground as you throw. Now you have pitched like Chad Bradford.
7. Paul Byrd
In a very cool delivery the steroid-user winds up very neatly, and then releases in a three quarter style.
6. Hideki Okajima
Standerd delivery, until the last second. At that point, look towards third base.
5. Dennis Eckersley
High leg kick, side-arm delivery, long hair, that mustache. It's gold, sheer, and plain gold.
4. Hideo Nomo
Japanease windup, then before you throw, twist all the way back.
3. Old School (Feller, Gooden, Lincicum)
Feller, Gooden, and Lincicum all had some of the coolest windups of their times.
2. Rafael Soriano vs. Big Bad Vlad (amir Gurarro.)
For those who haven't seen it: (WARNING: Small children, what you're doing here I don't know, but this might be disturbing.)
Anyway, a standard delivery, until it's time to try to avoid Vladdy's shot.
1. Luis Tiant
Number one goes to none other than Luis Tiant. This guy throws a lot like Nomo, but he twists further back and has a higher leg kick.