Pujolssmirk

thepainguy

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I teach hitting and pitching, to baseball and softball players ranging in age from Kindergarten through the Major League level, among other things. I have done some consulting on pitching mechanics for a ML team (not the Cardinals) and my work on hitting and pitching is followed by scouts and other player development folks at a number of teams.

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If you read that in an Art Howe in Moneyball voice, it's even more torturous (and truthy-sounding)
Commented on Cardinals vs Cubs DH game 1 gamethread, August 29 on Aug 30 2014, 7:27p - 1 reply
One can only hope that we are shopping/showing DD
Commented on Cardinals vs Cubs DH game 1 gamethread, August 29 on Aug 30 2014, 7:20p - 2 replies
You are so self-centered
Commented on Cardinals vs Cubs DH game 1 gamethread, August 29 on Aug 30 2014, 7:08p - 2 replies
Batting order
Commented on The importance of Siegrist, minor league playoff chances, and other notes on Aug 30 2014, 9:49a - 2 replies
We have the technology
Commented on The importance of Siegrist, minor league playoff chances, and other notes on Aug 30 2014, 9:33a
I've gotta say that I much prefer the swings of the Cubs' top hitting prospects to the swing of our top hitting prospect.
Commented on The importance of Siegrist, minor league playoff chances, and other notes on Aug 30 2014, 9:27a - 3 replies
I certainly agree that they are operating at a throwing shit at the wall level of sophistication
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals set to welcome back Yadier Molina for stretch run on Aug 29 2014, 5:28p - 1 reply
We used tons of praise and bribery with those little plastic animal figures
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals set to welcome back Yadier Molina for stretch run on Aug 29 2014, 5:07p
2013.07.27
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals set to welcome back Yadier Molina for stretch run on Aug 29 2014, 5:04p - 2 replies
Yes
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals set to welcome back Yadier Molina for stretch run on Aug 29 2014, 5:00p - 1 reply
Fi-yu-uh
Commented on Hunt and Peck: Links of the Week on Aug 29 2014, 4:34p
Having Justin Masterson go from the stretch is unlikely to fix this
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals set to welcome back Yadier Molina for stretch run on Aug 29 2014, 4:22p - 4 replies
Is it just me, or is Lynn pitching this year more like he did in college?
Commented on The Forthcoming Lance Lynn Contract Extension on Aug 28 2014, 8:33p
Man, you have slow reflexes
Commented on The Cardinals have no infield bench on Aug 28 2014, 1:44p
You might want to get that checked out
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates Recap: Pennsylvania is not a friend to the Birds, Cards lose 3-1 on Aug 27 2014, 7:43p - 1 reply
Maybe
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates Recap: Pennsylvania is not a friend to the Birds, Cards lose 3-1 on Aug 27 2014, 7:19p - 1 reply
Is it just me, or does "dead arm" scream labrum trouble?
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates Recap: Pennsylvania is not a friend to the Birds, Cards lose 3-1 on Aug 27 2014, 6:48p - 1 reply
I once went to Haiti and there was a voodoo temple a few houses away, so I might be of help
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates Recap: Pennsylvania is not a friend to the Birds, Cards lose 3-1 on Aug 27 2014, 5:17p
Danny Baseball!
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates gamethread, August 27 on Aug 27 2014, 3:13p
Locke's WHIP has dropped every year
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates gamethread, August 27 on Aug 27 2014, 2:59p - 2 replies
IDK, but evidently Greg Maddux has time on his hands
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates gamethread, August 27 on Aug 27 2014, 2:48p
Uh oh, Ricky's talking hitting again
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates gamethread, August 27 on Aug 27 2014, 2:46p - 1 reply
I do wish we still had Duncan to work with him
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates gamethread, August 27 on Aug 27 2014, 2:43p - 2 replies
I'd put our equipment managers up against anyone in the league
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates gamethread, August 27 on Aug 27 2014, 2:43p
I would love to see if we could pry Locke loose from the Pirates
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates gamethread, August 27 on Aug 27 2014, 2:41p - 2 replies
I guess Ricky does talk about keeping the hands inside the ball at times
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates gamethread, August 27 on Aug 27 2014, 2:20p - 1 reply
A bit late on this, but...
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates gamethread, August 27 on Aug 27 2014, 2:16p - 1 reply
Strike
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates gamethread, August 26 on Aug 26 2014, 9:29p
They are learning from the Butcher Baker stuff
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates gamethread, August 26 on Aug 26 2014, 9:23p
Look at the variability in the fastball (even within innings)
Commented on Can Xavier Scruggs help power the Cardinals down the stretch? on Aug 26 2014, 6:21p - 1 reply
95% confidence interval, LOL
Commented on Can Xavier Scruggs help power the Cardinals down the stretch? on Aug 26 2014, 6:16p - 2 replies
FWIW, I think this is mostly nonsense
Commented on Shelby Miller tinkers with a sinker as his fourseamer fades on Aug 26 2014, 5:56p - 1 reply
Look at the raw pitch by pitch velo numbers in gameday
Commented on Can Xavier Scruggs help power the Cardinals down the stretch? on Aug 26 2014, 5:46p - 1 reply
Look at Shelby's 6/29/2014 start
Commented on Can Xavier Scruggs help power the Cardinals down the stretch? on Aug 26 2014, 4:33p - 1 reply
With the small velo differential, if he uses it even a few times it's unlikely to work
Commented on Can Xavier Scruggs help power the Cardinals down the stretch? on Aug 26 2014, 4:17p - 2 replies
Delayed trunk rotation is good and similar
Commented on Can Xavier Scruggs help power the Cardinals down the stretch? on Aug 26 2014, 4:13p - 1 reply
The decrease in change-up differential in July could be significant and could help explain its ineffectiveness
Commented on Can Xavier Scruggs help power the Cardinals down the stretch? on Aug 26 2014, 4:12p - 1 reply
Some of it is command, but his velocity has fluctuated quite a bit
Commented on Can Xavier Scruggs help power the Cardinals down the stretch? on Aug 26 2014, 4:11p - 1 reply
Just stumbled across this
Commented on Can Xavier Scruggs help power the Cardinals down the stretch? on Aug 26 2014, 3:40p - 2 replies
Earmuffs, lil_scoot
Commented on Can Xavier Scruggs help power the Cardinals down the stretch? on Aug 26 2014, 3:17p
OK, so show me one
Commented on Can Xavier Scruggs help power the Cardinals down the stretch? on Aug 26 2014, 10:28a
Alluded eluded him
Commented on Can Xavier Scruggs help power the Cardinals down the stretch? on Aug 26 2014, 9:55a
The question is whether he's going to be able to hit much above the Mendoza line
Commented on Can Xavier Scruggs help power the Cardinals down the stretch? on Aug 26 2014, 9:44a
Unlikely
Commented on Can Xavier Scruggs help power the Cardinals down the stretch? on Aug 26 2014, 9:22a - 3 replies
He's going to talk to him again today, so we'll hear what he has to say
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates Recap: Cards' three-run seventh inning enough for the win on Aug 26 2014, 9:21a
I'd also love to know why a balanced finish is so important, given that it occurs after the ball has left the bat
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates gamethread, August 25 on Aug 25 2014, 11:43p
If you pushed Bautista at this point, would he fall over?
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates gamethread, August 25 on Aug 25 2014, 11:38p - 1 reply
So is Gameday's milb.com strike zone messed up or do PCL umps call a higher strike zone?
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates Recap: Cards' three-run seventh inning enough for the win on Aug 25 2014, 11:33p
Overheard...
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates Recap: Cards' three-run seventh inning enough for the win on Aug 25 2014, 11:30p
Don't listen to them when they are talking hitting mechanics
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates gamethread, August 25 on Aug 25 2014, 11:23p - 1 reply
Here's a theory
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates Recap: Cards' three-run seventh inning enough for the win on Aug 25 2014, 11:08p - 2 replies
Because it's easy to do off of a tee
Commented on From prospect lists to the majors on Aug 25 2014, 10:38p - 1 reply
A first round pick
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates gamethread, August 25 on Aug 25 2014, 10:20p
If only your significant other was on the site
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates gamethread, August 25 on Aug 25 2014, 10:19p
Let me know when we win
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates gamethread, August 25 on Aug 25 2014, 10:02p - 1 reply
You're the VEBer with no Doomdar
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates gamethread, August 25 on Aug 25 2014, 9:10p
Agreed, at least in that count
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates gamethread, August 25 on Aug 25 2014, 9:04p
Unless you go the other way with the pitch
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates gamethread, August 25 on Aug 25 2014, 9:03p - 1 reply
So what arguments have you heard about uppercut swings?
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates gamethread, August 25 on Aug 25 2014, 8:35p
Per the rules of fandom, you have to root against every team
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates gamethread, August 25 on Aug 25 2014, 8:14p
ATG the last pitch was a strike middle up
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates gamethread, August 25 on Aug 25 2014, 8:12p
Does anybody actually use the new Gameday?
Commented on Cardinals at Pirates gamethread, August 25 on Aug 25 2014, 8:11p - 2 replies
Yeah, but major league defenders suck, so a ground ball is going to go for a hit ERREY TYNG
Commented on From prospect lists to the majors on Aug 25 2014, 7:45p
I once had a pitching client who tried to be a different pitcher every week or two
Commented on From prospect lists to the majors on Aug 25 2014, 5:58p - 1 reply
But how will you hit a hard, rising fastball with your long uppercut?
Commented on From prospect lists to the majors on Aug 25 2014, 5:47p - 1 reply
Suburbs for cool people!
Commented on From prospect lists to the majors on Aug 25 2014, 5:11p
Maybe during games, but not during spring training and in the cage, I believe
Commented on From prospect lists to the majors on Aug 25 2014, 4:59p
Yes, that's a drill
Commented on From prospect lists to the majors on Aug 25 2014, 4:58p - 1 reply
I know a number of prototypical football players who aren't allowed to play for their high school teams
Commented on From prospect lists to the majors on Aug 25 2014, 4:53p - 1 reply
All I know is that Torres came into camp with the Mets with a very powerful, Bonds-type swing
Commented on From prospect lists to the majors on Aug 25 2014, 3:47p - 1 reply
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