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    Throwing Behind VS Throwing At???

    Is there a difference? Just curious.

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    Yes, there's a difference. When a ball is bearing in on a batter, your natural reaction is to bail out by backing out of the batters box...fast. If you throw AT a person, this allows you to usually get out of the way of the ball. If you throw BEHIND a batter, usually they'll back right into the ball, thus giving them no way to get out of the way.

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    thanks, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks that. I was arguing with co-workers that throwing behind is worse because of your natural reaction to back away from a pitch that is coming towards you, thus backing right into the pitch.

    Hence, Pedro's intention when he threw behind Garcia.

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    Except, KG did the smart thing and ducked down and not back. Otherwise, that ball would have done some serious damage.

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    Originally posted by emaze
    Yes, there's a difference. When a ball is bearing in on a batter, your natural reaction is to bail out by backing out of the batters box...fast. If you throw AT a person, this allows you to usually get out of the way of the ball. If you throw BEHIND a batter, usually they'll back right into the ball, thus giving them no way to get out of the way.
    I was going to say pretty much the same thing. I concur.
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    Originally posted by junkman73
    Hence, Pedro's intention when he threw behind Garcia.
    Exactly. It shows a lot about that little pussy's character.

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    Exactly.

    There's a "purpose" pitch, where you throw it up and in to get someone off the plate.......... (and sometimes. oops. they get hit).

    But the throw behind the head is a whole 'nother animal.

    It's a death pitch.
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