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    Apparently Wang is teaching Joba the sinker

    http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/0...mmates-sinker/

    Chamberlain seems likely to open the season in the bullpen, but he’s trying to widen his repertory as the Yankees stretch him out as a starter in spring training. He has been playing catch every day with Chien-Ming Wang, and he said Wang had taught him the sinker, which he used for three ground-ball outs on Monday.


    Last year, it was not an effective pitch for him. “It kind of stayed straight or got hit real far,” Chamberlain said. But now the pitch could come in handy to get grounders and to keep his pitch count down.


    “I actually feel pretty comfortable with it, which is surprising,” he said. “It’s not a swing-and-miss pitch, but it’s a pitch that’s going to get ground balls when you need them.”

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    Re: Apparently Wang is teaching Joba the sinker

    Hope Wang taught him how to throw it without ripping his fingernails off.
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    Re: Apparently Wang is teaching Joba the sinker

    Nice! Another pitch for Joba? Sounds good to me.


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    Re: Apparently Wang is teaching Joba the sinker

    I think it was the 2 seamer not the sinker per Fat Ab.
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    Re: Apparently Wang is teaching Joba the sinker

    ^^

    What he said.

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    Re: Apparently Wang is teaching Joba the sinker

    HOW DID WE LOSE IN 60!?!? still boggles my mind

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    More to love about the kid everyday.

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    Re: Apparently Wang is teaching Joba the sinker

    98 mph fastball, killer slider, plus curveball, average change, and now Chien-Ming Wang's sinker? Nasty.

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    Chien-Ming Chamberlain FTW!

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    .NO!.
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    Re: Apparently Wang is teaching Joba the sinker

    Quote Originally Posted by ArodMVP217
    HOW DID WE LOSE IN 60!?!? still boggles my mind
    By scoring less runs than the Pirates in Game 7.

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    Re: Apparently Wang is teaching Joba the sinker

    because obviously Micky Mantle was unclutch. shoulda traded his ass off to the Angles (wait they didn't exist back then)
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    Re: Apparently Wang is teaching Joba the sinker

    Maybe Joba can teach Wang all of his pitches.
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    Re: Apparently Wang is teaching Joba the sinker

    maybe joba, wang, hughes, and kennedy can all teach mussina age
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    Re: Apparently Wang is teaching Joba the sinker

    Expect an excerpt from Pete A explaining how Joba is only doing this for the money.

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    Re: Apparently Wang is teaching Joba the sinker

    Quote Originally Posted by yanksphan
    Expect an excerpt from Pete A explaining how Joba is only doing this for the money.

    Greedy bastard.
    Joba-mania is really reaching an all-time ridiculous high. If any other player said that, even another Yankee, most on this board would be at leat mildly annoyed at that statement. I guess Joba really can do no wrong.

    However, I don't want to hijack this thread and this conversation already happened on another one.

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    Re: Apparently Wang is teaching Joba the sinker

    Quote Originally Posted by ArodMVP217
    HOW DID WE LOSE IN 60!?!? still boggles my mind
    What does this have to do with Joba and Wang?

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    Re: Apparently Wang is teaching Joba the sinker

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketbooster
    Joba-mania is really reaching an all-time ridiculous high. If any other player said that, even another Yankee, most on this board would be at leat mildly annoyed at that statement. I guess Joba really can do no wrong.

    However, I don't want to hijack this thread and this conversation already happened on another one.
    Yet if Hughes said it, what would your reaction be?

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    Re: Apparently Wang is teaching Joba the sinker

    oh, the guy's name is pirate... i probably should have stayed focused, eh

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    Re: Apparently Wang is teaching Joba the sinker

    Quote Originally Posted by MassNYYfan
    Hope Wang taught him how to throw it without ripping his fingernails off.
    I hope he also tought him how to not have it hit all over the park in playoff games. Something Wang needs to work on before he teaches it to other people.
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    Re: Apparently Wang is teaching Joba the sinker

    Isn't Wang's "sinker" just a 2 seamer with a lot of downward movement?

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    Re: Apparently Wang is teaching Joba the sinker

    Quote Originally Posted by Prison Mike
    Isn't Wang's "sinker" just a 2 seamer with a lot of downward movement?
    That is essentially what all sinkers are, Wang and guys like Brandon Webb and Fausto Carmona just have the ability to throw it really hard which gives it that heavy feeling when batters swing at it causing them to hit it into the ground. The problem with Wang though compared to Webb is that he tends to lose command of his sinker at times and doesnt really have a way to work out of that problem.
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    Re: Apparently Wang is teaching Joba the sinker

    A 2 seamer fastball IS usually a sinking fastball. Of course some sink more than others...
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    Re: Apparently Wang is teaching Joba the sinker

    Quote Originally Posted by MassNYYfan
    Hope Wang taught him how to throw it without ripping his fingernails off.
    Or, without keeping it up in the zone.

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    Re: Apparently Wang is teaching Joba the sinker

    How cool is this?

    Major, major props to Wang!
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