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Is It a Curveball? — 17 Comments

  1. Hi…love your site! The information is clear and concise. I have a nephew this age and he enjoys his baseball! I didn’t know there were differences in how to throw. Baseball enthusiasts should see this site. Thank you for making this site easy to understand. Also, thank you for providing the Amazon links…makes it easy to just click and purchase. Please keep me updated with new information and tips.

    • Hey Deidre.. Thank you for stopping in and leaving a comment. I am glad you enjoyed your visit. I will do my best to continue sharing with you all..Have a great day and see you soon. ~Jeremy

  2. Good post! And I agree with you on waiting till they can shave. Too many parents want their ball-playing kids to have fame and fortune, as it is, and will push the kid too fast. You don’t want arm damage.

    • Hi Carla. Agreed. Weather you start throwing a curveball when you’re 10 or 11, or you wait til your 14 or 15 is not going to be the determining factor in making it big or not. But it just might be the difference between arm problems and no arm problems. Thanks for stopping in ~Jeremy

  3. Excellent post, Jeremy. I completely agree that kids need to wait to learn to throw a curve. From what I’ve seen, most kids just need to work on getting the ball over the plate consistently.

    Appreciate your insights!

    • Hey Allyn. Absolutely. Control seems to be the biggest problem til age 12 or so. Lets teach them good form and mechanics before we expect to throw a perfect 12-6 bender. Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment. Have a great day. ~Jeremy

    • Hi Ashley. Throwing the curveball to early can definitely be hard on a young arm. Proper technique is critical. The curveball is the equalizer in baseball, just wait til their arms are developed enough to throw it without doing damage. Thanks for dropping by. !Jeremy

  4. Great post Jeremy! As a baseball fan and one who goes to a lot of games pitching has always fascinated me in how the pitcher grips the ball and how releases the ball.

    I agree that some pitches that put a lot of strain on the throwing arm would be best to wait until the ball player is older. There is no sense in having the throwing arm blown out at such a young age.

    I enjoyed how you described the movement of the various pitches. I bet one pitch you would have difficulty describing the movement on (many pitchers & baseball gurus have trouble with this too) is the Mariano Rivera Cutter. 🙂

    • AH….The Rivera cutter. Here goes..To me, the cutter is basically a mix between a slider, and a fastball. A right hand pitcher can make the cutter break,or “cut” in on a left handed batter and away from a right handed batter. Mariano gained dominance with the pitch by being able to make the ball “cut” either way, eliminating any advantage a switch hitter thought he had. Also, Rivera lost little, if any velocity compared to his 4 seamer. Hope that helps. Thanks for coming by,and hope to see you soon. ~Jeremy

  5. When I was a kid my brother and I got given a baseball for Christmas that had all the finger grip positions for the different types of pitches on it, each different move was marked with a different color.
    Now that I’m older I think it’s a cool idea for beginners, what are your thoughts on these Jeremy, have you ever seen them before?

    Still remember it to this day, though I never learnt how to throw a curve ball!

    • Hi Jolie. Yes I have seen these before. I think they are a good idea to give you an idea for finger positioning on the ball. It still takes a lot of practice to get the arm and wrist action down. Just remember to wait until they are at least 13 or 14 years old before they start throwing curve balls. And don’t worry, I still struggle with the curveball myself. Thanks for stopping by and sharing. ~Jeremy

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