Hi! My name is Mike Lumley. On behalf of Expert
Village, I’m here to teach you pitching. The last one, this is the one that kind of flirts
on a bock move. Definitely is a lefty. If you haven’t been called on a bock, you’re
not doing it right. What we’re looking at here is we’re going to get ourselves into
as close to the deception as we can get. My first part is my upper body, or my body momentum.
What I’m going to do is I’m actually going to carry myself on a bit of a 45. As I lift
and I’m coming forward, I’m going to actually get myself in a bit of a 45. When the plate
umpire sees this, and usually a base umpire is usually in this direction, will never notice
my direction. The only person that doesn’t see it correctly is anybody that’s in direct
line with where I’m throwing, so 3rd base coach, 3rd base, or on the opposite side,
1st base, 1st base coach. At times when you only have a man at 1st, if you have a 2 man
system, the 1st base umpire is sitting over here calling the B-position. First thing I’m
going to do is I’m going to get direction, so close to that 45. My toe is going to be
pointed to 3rd. To show perception on both sides that yes, I’m actually coming this way.
The other part of this is keeping my shoulders somewhat square. What I’m saying by that is
my shoulders and my hands are going to come this way and I’m going to throw back. Most
pitchers give things away by turning and pointing their shoulder right at where they’re going.
There’s a lot of things in here. Direction, separation, throw, and walk. We definitely
need a little bit of that momentum. We did this from a dead stop, so it’s a little tougher.