Friday, October 06, 2006

Radar Gun Shennanigans?

I'm not about to say that for sure there was something fishy going on, but since the (unofficial) major league record for fastest pitch is 103 MPH, did Zumaya really not only tie the record on the strikeout of Giambi but throw eight of his last nine pitches at over 100 MPH? I know Zumaya's got a great power arm, and he was pumped up, but I'm not sure that ESPN's radar was exactly... accurate either.

Again, not saying there's fire, just saying there's smoke.

posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 12:23 PM   5 comments


At 10/06/2006 3:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ESPN kept saying that Yankee Stadium's gun might be generous. So, from them it sounds like their feed comes from the Yankees radar gun.

At 10/06/2006 4:36 PM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

Unfortunately I had to watch most of the game without audio.

Or rather, since Morgan was announcing, fortunately.

At 10/06/2006 5:02 PM, Blogger lupe_velez said...

they noted at some point that the yankees gun was a few miles more generous than their own
. now, whose gun they decided to read for zumaya, well.... we'll never know.

or hey, if joe morgan believes stats are lame cause you don't know who's recording them, i'm taking the same stance on gun readings. if it's good enough for joe BIG RED MACHINE morgan, it's good enough for me!

At 10/08/2006 7:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

zoom zoom zumaya has been throwing above the 100 mph mark all season - doesn't come to a surprise to us tiger fans to see these numbers from him. he has been advertising for our local cable provider (comcast) pushing the "high speed" internet they provide which emphasizes his exploits and ability to throw above 100 mph at a regular basis. he has been credited with throwing 103 mph quite a few times this summer. are the guns accurate - which ones truely are? zoom zoom is for real, and if he can stay healthy, should end up being a great closer some day.

as a long time tiger fan, i have to say that i doubted the tiger's success in the post season - especially against your yankees. please let us have our 15 minutes for ourselves at your expense because we all know that our small market team will never be able to keep the players we have on a long term basis. there is no disrespect to the yankees, past or present from our fans - just pure celebration that is long overdue from the 1984, 1987 years and its quick demise of Tiger baseball.

tuesday night will bring on a good oakland team that has the pitching that matches up to ours and a huge hurdle for any team to overcome. please, lets stay focused and try to be baseball fans for the rest of the play-offs and support the american league team that comes from the alcs. i have a feeling it will be your cross team rivals that they will face - the mets - and any true yankee fan will not want to wake up to a ticker tape parade for that team. cheers to all . . .

At 10/08/2006 1:16 PM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

Is every team not from New York, LA or Boston a "small market team"? Since when is Detroit a "small market"?


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