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Old 04-25-2012, 04:02 PM   #1
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Default Even at age 49, MLB pitcher throws faster than you do

Haha, Moyer is awesome!


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Old 04-25-2012, 04:03 PM   #2
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He's a professional pitcher...of course he does.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:14 PM   #3
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Some dude that's younger than me, and is a professional pitcher can pitch faster than me? Shocking!
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:19 PM   #5
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:21 PM   #7
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That feat got under the skin of Gary Sharp, promotions wizard of the minor league Fort Myers Miracle, who offered fans a free ticket if they topped Moyer's heater. He discovered that none of the 85 people who risked a dollar for three tries could beat Moyer's speed. One 20-something dropped $50 trying. "His buddies that were with him were heckling him pretty good that he couldn't throw harder than a 49-year-old man," Sharp laughed.
Damn thrill seeking, risk takers blowing their Micky D's dollar menu bounty on this fool's errand!

Jamie Moyer > you!
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I would wager every dollar on Earth that every pitcher in the MLB can throw faster than me.
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LOL, I thought EVERYONE thinks they can throw faster than Moyer...my mystake.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:34 PM   #13
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what if i'm driving a car with the ball in the passenger seat? does that count?
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LOL, I thought EVERYONE thinks they can throw faster than Moyer...my mystake.
If 78MPH is the fastest he is capable of throwing this year, I'd wager anyone who is younger and has professionally trained, probably CAN throw faster.

But not a pro or years out of baseball? Good luck unless you build up your rotational abilities again (or keep that arm finely tuned )

Even the youngest and most fit, probably can't top 65-70 (on average) without a lot of training and muscle/tendon/ligament development.

Damn good arm for someone nearly 50!

I couldn't throw faster. And if I tried, I require everyone to remove themselves and all valuables from within a 50ft range of the "target".
I can throw hard, or I can throw accurate (and some strange combination of accuracy/hardness for throwing from way out deep in the park)... but rarely can you ask me to throw heaters and expect it to arrive within reach of your current position.

[I love playing baseball. I rarely can say the same thing about watching it - on occasion, it's great, but after a few times a year I'm done, unless its live and beer is involved]
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78mph fastball? what's his changeup? 30?
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as he should, he's been practicing a lot longer than I have.
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78mph fastball? what's his changeup? 30?
That has got to require remarkable patience on the plate.
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