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    A Six-foot-Nine Side-arm lefty?

    That's what it sounds like the Orioles are trying to create with Mark Hendrickson. When I heard Hendrickson was asking for a tryout I was like, "No thanks." But after hearing that he's trying something new I'm more intrigued. I think this is another example of DD and the Orioles looking outside the box a bit. It's certainly worth a minor league contract and invite to spring training to take a look.

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/o...,1474893.story


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    Kam Mickolio wasn't a lefty, but he was pretty close to sidearm IIRC.

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    I heard that Buck Showalter was the one who got R.A. Dickey to learn how to throw his deadly knuckle ball. Maybe we should see if Mark Hendrickson could learn how to throw an effective knuckler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ba9oriole View Post
    I heard that Buck Showalter was the one who got R.A. Dickey to learn how to throw his deadly knuckle ball. Maybe we should see if Mark Hendrickson could learn how to throw an effective knuckler.
    That's the ticket! A 6-foot-9, side armed knuckleballer. Genius!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frobby View Post
    Kam Mickolio wasn't a lefty, but he was pretty close to sidearm IIRC.
    Kam was more low 3/4, but Hendrickson will deal with the same kind of issues of being able to throw to both sides of the plate with that low of a delivery while throwing across his body.

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    I saw the thread title and thought of this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frobby View Post
    Kam Mickolio wasn't a lefty, but he was pretty close to sidearm IIRC.
    He was 3/4, but he threw across his body somewhat, so the ball probably looked like it was coming from around third base. Too bad he didn't have a much better idea where the ball was going than the hitter did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewochs615 View Post
    I saw the thread title and thought of this
    Mark might throw hard enough to do that to a passing moth. Pretty sure a bird will have enough time to get out of the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewochs615 View Post
    I saw the thread title and thought of this


    The greatest picth ever. Thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TGO View Post
    He was 3/4, but he threw across his body somewhat, so the ball probably looked like it was coming from around third base. Too bad he didn't have a much better idea where the ball was going than the hitter did.
    Highest average velocity in NPB last season.

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    Hendrickson is 38 years old. Photobucket

    I love the idea but isn't it a little late?

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    Quote Originally Posted by isestrex View Post
    Hendrickson is 38 years old. Photobucket

    I love the idea but isn't it a little late?
    I don't want him in the bullpen but if he can get lefties out some team will want him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ba9oriole View Post
    I heard that Buck Showalter was the one who got R.A. Dickey to learn how to throw his deadly knuckle ball. Maybe we should see if Mark Hendrickson could learn how to throw an effective knuckler.
    First thing I thought as well!

    If you think out of the box, may as well go as far away from the box as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isestrex View Post
    Hendrickson is 38 years old. Photobucket

    I love the idea but isn't it a little late?
    I'd sign Mr. Magoo if I thought he might be able to get LH hitters out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isestrex View Post
    Hendrickson is 38 years old. Photobucket

    I love the idea but isn't it a little late?
    His fastball is like 80 MPH. The arms of players who throw slow like that last well into their 40s.

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