CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe
<< Previous Article
Manufactured Runs: The... (09/21)
<< Previous Column
BP Unfiltered: An Upda... (09/22)
Next Column >>
BP Unfiltered: How Unu... (09/23)
Next Article >>
What You Need to Know:... (09/24)

September 23, 2012

BP Unfiltered

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Home Plate

by Ben Lindbergh

With Joe Mauer at the plate in the 10th inning of Sunday's Twins-Tigers game, Jose Valverde practiced the pull-out method of pitching:

Valverde: And heeeere's the pitch
Valverde: Wait where did it go
Valverde: Oh my hand is still holding it
Valverde: Well played, Mauer

Valverde held on to the baseball, and there was no one on base, so it wasn't a balk or a ball. As far as the statistical record is concerned, it never happened. But we won't forget.

>

Ben Lindbergh is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
Click here to see Ben's other articles. You can contact Ben by clicking here

Related Content:  Pitching,  Joe Mauer,  Jose Valverde

9 comments have been left for this article.

<< Previous Article
Manufactured Runs: The... (09/21)
<< Previous Column
BP Unfiltered: An Upda... (09/22)
Next Column >>
BP Unfiltered: How Unu... (09/23)
Next Article >>
What You Need to Know:... (09/24)

RECENTLY AT BASEBALL PROSPECTUS
Pitching Backward: What We Know About Spin R...
Premium Article Some Projection Left: 7 Make-or-Break Season...
Rubbing Mud: The Miami Ferns
Team Chemistry: Fast Pitch Follow-Up
What You Need to Know: The Dozens
Two-Strike Approach: Loving and Learning Fro...
Banjo Hitter: The Derek Falvey Era


MORE BY BEN LINDBERGH
2012-09-25 - BP Announcements: BP Partners with MLBAM to ...
2012-09-24 - BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 4...
2012-09-23 - BP Unfiltered: How Unusual Was Bobby Valenti...
2012-09-23 - BP Unfiltered: A Funny Thing Happened on the...
2012-09-22 - BP Unfiltered: An Update on Curtis Granderso...
2012-09-22 - BP Unfiltered: The Emotional Ups and Downs o...
2012-09-21 - The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, September 2...
More...

MORE BP UNFILTERED
2012-09-27 - BP Unfiltered: Jeff Ballard Award
2012-09-26 - BP Unfiltered: A Modest Point About the AL M...
2012-09-23 - BP Unfiltered: How Unusual Was Bobby Valenti...
2012-09-23 - BP Unfiltered: A Funny Thing Happened on the...
2012-09-22 - BP Unfiltered: An Update on Curtis Granderso...
2012-09-22 - BP Unfiltered: The Emotional Ups and Downs o...
2012-09-21 - BP Unfiltered: Drama in Pittsburgh
More...