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Yu Darvish has an odd way of staying 'balanced'

Posted on: February 22, 2012 4:52 pm
Edited on: February 24, 2012 3:34 pm
Yu Darvish

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Notice anything odd about the photo of Yu Darvish above?

How about now that you look at these two photos?

Yep, the right-handed Darvish was throwing left-handed. According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, Darvish occasionally plays catch left-handed to keep both arms strong and balanced.

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Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2012 4:40 pm

Yu Darvish has an odd way of staying 'balanced'

I always wonder why there aren't any ambidextrous pitchers out there. One who would pitch left handed to a left handed batter, and right handed to a right handed one. And what would happen if a switch hitter batted? Would they flip a coin to see who pitches and bats from what side?

Since: Feb 22, 2012
Posted on: February 23, 2012 2:23 am
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Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 9:20 pm

Yu Darvish has an odd way of staying 'balanced'

Would it be fair to say colby Lewis is a successful Japanese League pitcher?  he did pitch there for a year or two before he came back to the Rangers as a very solid starter.  Sure he started in MLB but he stunk it up his first stint.  So the Rangers have had success with Japanese pitchers.

Since: Aug 9, 2010
Posted on: February 22, 2012 5:46 pm

Yu Darvish has an odd way of staying 'balanced'

So... He goes both ways? Wink

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