All of the men's pitchers do that. He is not unusual.
Hillhouse does it, too.
I know most on here are used to seeing the female pitchers pitch and some hide and some do not hide the ball. However in the men's game every pitcher hides the ball not just Hillhouse and this guy high lighted on this thread. I was hiding the ball in 1969 when I first started and all through the years I pitched. And every pitcher I pitched against hid the ball. So nothing new here.
Last edited by Coach Stan; 12-11-2011 at 02:07 PM.
Geez, she didn't say look at this guy doing something no one else has ever done. She didn't say look at this guy doing something better then anyone in the history of the game. She merely said, look how long he hides the ball. And from the clip, he hides it very well and for a long time.
Sometimes observations are just that, observations. Not declarations of anything other then. Look at this.
That's the same motion my DD uses. Very similar to Hillhouse. She does not swing her arm back behind her.
You abide by the ramifications of your decisions.
I just wanted to make sure that everyone understood hiding the ball in the men's game has always been there just not recent development. I started in 1969 and many other pitchers way before my time hid the ball. The men's game is not as popular as it used to be so many people only know the game thru the female game. Until recently many women (I said many not all) did not hide the ball as well as they should have. But as the men who play are getting into the college game they are ensuring their pitchers are hiding the ball better.